Professor Anja Neundorf
- Professor in Politics & Research Methods (Politics)
Anja Neundorf is a Professor of Politics and Research Methods at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Starting in September 2020, Professor Neundorf will lead a five-year ERC-CoG project "Democracy under Threat: How Education can Save it" (DEMED).
She previously held a position at the University of Nottingham (2013-2019) and a Post-doctoral Prize Research Fellowship in political science at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2010-2012). She received my PhD from the University of Essex in 2010.
Generally, Professor Neundorf's research applies advanced statistical methods to substantially important research questions with the aim of testing and refining theories of political socialization, political attitudes, and electoral choice. Thereby, she is mainly interested in how individuals form and retain these attitudes and identities over time and across different political systems. Herresearch can be grouped into three broad themes:
AUTHORITARIAN LEGACIES and democratic transitioning: The legacy of authoritarian regimes on democratic attitudes.
POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION: The origins of political attitudes: Socialization, age, and generations.
DYNAMICS OF ATTITUDES: Stability and dynamics of political attitudes using household panel studies.
2020-2025: Research Project: Democracy under Threat: How Education can Save it (DEMED). Funded by: European Research Council, Consolidator Grant (EU) (Value: 1,995,024 Euros). Role: PI.
2020-2021: Research Project: The Economy, COVID-19, Trump and the Future of Liberal Democracy. Funded by: British Academy (UK) (Value: £9,600). Role: Co-I
2020-2023: Research Project: The Economic Roots of Populism. Funded by: Volkswagen Stiftung (Germany) (Value: 980,600 Euros). Role: Co-I.
2019: Research Project: Social Media for Civic Education: Experiments in Tunisia. Funded by: MEPI, US State Department (USA) (Value: $338,705). Role: Co-I
2016-2017: Research Project: The Legacy of Authoritarian Regimes. Funded by: ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative. (Value: £195,257). Role: PI.
2015: Research Centre: Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic & Political Research. Funding application: University’s Research Board Discipline Bridging Award (Value: £25,000). Role: Co-I.
2014-2018: Research Project: The Impact of Ethnic Diversity on the Demand for Welfare Services. Funded: Norface Welfare State Futures (Value: 1,321,876 Euros). Role: Co-I
Professor Neundorf is interested in supervising undergraduate or postgraduate theses in the following areas:
- Political behaviour
- Public opinion
- Young people and politics
- Legacies of authoritarian regimes
- Civic education
- Quantitative methods
- Survey research
- Post-Communist countries.
- Thesis Supervision - Several PhD (4 complete), MA and BA dissertations.
- British Academy Research Fellow
- Mphil dissertation.
PhD Thesis Examinations
- Trinity College Dublin
- University of Oxford
At the University of Glasgow, Professor Neundorf has taught the following courses:
- PGR/MRes: Research Design
- Honours: Authoritarinism
Professional activities & recognition
- 2013: Political Science Research and Methods
- 2016: Electoral Studies
- 2019: Perspectives on Politics
Professional & learned societies
- 2014 - 2016: Elected Council Member, European Political Science Association
- 2014 - 2015: Co-programme chair, European Political Science Association
- Political Science Research and Methods (2018-)
- Political Studies (2013-2017)
- Political Studies Review (2013-2014)
Journal editorial board member
- Persectives on Politics (2019-)
- Electoral Studies (2016-)
- Political Science Research and Methods (2013-)
- European Political Science Association: Elected member of the Council & Co-Program Chair (2014-2016)
- Journals: 25 different scientific journals in political science, social sciences and sociology
- Funding bodies: European Research Council (H2020, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship);
Research Foundation - Flanders; Carnegie Foundation; Israeli Science Foundation