Dr Philip Habel

  • Affiliate Senior Research Fellow (Politics)

telephone: 01413304682
email: Philip.Habel@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Dr Habel is Senior Lecturer in Politics in the School of Social and Political Sciences. He joined Politics in the summer of 2013 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the United States, where he was first Assistant (2006-2013) and then Associate Professor (2013).

He has published work in political communication, public opinion, and computational social science, and in others areas where he has contributed methodological expertise. His current research with Dr Mathieu Turgeon (Universidade de Brasilia) on public opinion and affirmative action policies in Brazil has been funded by the Newton Fund targeting economic development and social welfare---both through the British Academy Newton Fund Advanced Fellowship and the British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links. He has received related joint funding from the FAPDF (Fundação de Apoio à Pesquisa do Distrito Federal). He also has ongoing projects in computational social science with the Terrier Team in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. These projects examine the flows of information over social media, looking at the topics being discussed, and addressing who influences whom among politicians, media, policy experts, and citizens. He has delivered research presentations at a number of international universities, and he has been selected to be a member of New York University's Social Media and Political Participation Global Project. He serves as an Associate Editor in Behavior for the journal Research & Politics. He has taken an active role in the profession, including as program chair for the political communication division at leading conferences such as the American Political Science Association. Since the spring of 2015, Dr Habel has convened the MSc/MRes in Political Communication. He also serves as the Postgraduate Quality Office for the School of Social and Political Sciences. He currently teaches courses in new media and politics and in comparative public opinion.

 

Research interests

  • Political Communication
  • Political Behaviour
  • Public Opinion
  • Computational Social Science
  • Research Methods

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Habel August 2016

Grants

British Academy Newton Fund Advanced Fellowship, Co-PI with Mathieu Turgeon (September 2015 - August 2016). This funding supports research related to perceptions of affirmative action policies among both university students and a national sample. £36,801

British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links, with joint funding from FAPDF (Fundacao de Apoioa Pesquisa do Distrito Federal), Co-PI with Mathieu Turgeon (April 2016 - March 2017). This funding brings together a number of scholars from the UK and Brazil for a workshop related to affirmative action policies in Brazil held December 2015 in Brasilia. £47,200

Publications

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2017

Habel, P., Moon, R. and Fang, A. (2017) News and information leadership in the digital age. Information, Communication and Society, (doi:10.1080/1369118x.2017.1346136) (Early Online Publication)

Fang, A., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I., Habel, P. and Yang, X. (2017) Exploring Time-Sensitive Variational Bayesian Inference LDA for Social Media Data. In: 39th European Conference in Information Retrieval, Aberdeen, Scotland, 8-13 April 2017, pp. 252-265. ISBN 9783319566078 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_20)

2016

Valeriano, B. and Habel, P. (2016) Who are the enemies?: The visual framing of enemies in digital games. International Studies Review, 18(3), pp. 462-486. (doi:10.1093/isr/viv007)

Fang, A., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I. and Habel, P. (2016) Topics in Tweets: A User Study of Topic Coherence Metrics for Twitter Data. In: ECIR 2016: 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval, Padua, Italy, 21-23 March 2016, pp. 492-504. ISBN 9783319306704 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-30671-1_36)

Fang, A., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I. and Habel, P. (2016) Examining the Coherence of the Top Ranked Tweet Topics. In: SIGIR 2016, Pisa, Italy, 17-21 July 2016, ISBN 9781450340694 (doi:10.1145/2911451.2914731)

Fang, A., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I. and Habel, P. (2016) Using Word Embedding to Evaluate the Coherence of Topics from Twitter Data. In: SIGIR 2016, Pisa, Italy, 17-21 Jul 2016, ISBN 9781450340694 (doi:10.1145/2911451.2914729)

2015

Habel, P., Bennett, D., Gleason, S. A. and Comparato, S. A. (2015) The implications of salary for the quality of nominations to the federal district courts, 1964–2012. Justice System Journal, 36(4), pp. 323-340. (doi:10.1080/0098261X.2015.1021496)

Fang, A., Ounis, I., Habel, P., Macdonald, C. and Limsopatham, N. (2015) Topic-centric Classification of Twitter User's Political Orientation. In: 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2015), Santiago, Chile, 9-13 Aug 2015, pp. 791-794. ISBN 9781450336215 (doi:10.1145/2766462.2767833)

2014

Habel, P. and Valeriano, B. (2014) Who are our virtual enemies in the world of gaming. Scotsman,

Habel, P. and Scott, K. (2014) New measures of judges' caseload for the Federal District Courts, 1964-2012. Journal of Law and Courts, 2(1), pp. 153-170. (doi:10.1086/67066)

2013

Habel, P. and Grant, J.T. (2013) Demand for God and government: the dynamics of religion and public opinion. Politics and Religion, 6(2), pp. 282-302. (doi:10.1017/S1755048312000570)

Mulligan, K. and Habel, P. (2013) The implications of fictional media for political beliefs. American Politics Research, 41(1), pp. 122-146. (doi:10.1177/1532673X12453758)

2012

Habel, P.D. (2012) Following the opinion leaders? The dynamics of influence among media opinion, the public, and politicians. Political Communication, 29(3), pp. 257-277. (doi:10.1080/10584609.2012.694986)

2011

Solt, F., Habel, P. and Grant, J.T. (2011) Economic inequality, relative power, and religiosity. Social Science Quarterly, 92(2), pp. 447-465. (doi:10.1111/j.1540-6237.2011.00777.x)

Mulligan, K. and Habel, P. (2011) An experimental test of the effects of fictional framing on attitudes. Social Science Quarterly, 92(1), pp. 79-99. (doi:10.1111/j.1540-6237.2011.00758.x)

McClurg, S.D. and Habel, P. (2011) Presidential elections: campaigning within a segmented electorate. In: Medvic, S.K. (ed.) New Directions in Campaigns and Elections. Series: New directions in American politics. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 200-220. ISBN 9780415878821

2009

Anderson, S. and Habel, P. (2009) Revisiting adjusted ADA scores for the U.S. Congress, 1947-2007. Political Analysis, 17(1), pp. 83-88. (doi:10.1093/pan/mpn015)

2008

Habel, P.D. (2008) The consequences of electoral institutions for careerism. Legislative Studies Quarterly, 33(3), pp. 471-494. (doi:10.3162/036298008785260871)

2002

Quirk, P.J., Kuklinski, J.H. and Habel, P. (2002) The Machinery of Democracy: Voting Systems and Ballot Miscounts in Illinois. Project Report. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

2001

Kuklinski, J.H., Nowlan, J.D. and Habel, P.D. (2001) Voting for the Illinois House: Experience and Lessons from the Illinois Laboratory [Contributors]. Project Report. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

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Number of items: 20.

Articles

Habel, P., Moon, R. and Fang, A. (2017) News and information leadership in the digital age. Information, Communication and Society, (doi:10.1080/1369118x.2017.1346136) (Early Online Publication)

Valeriano, B. and Habel, P. (2016) Who are the enemies?: The visual framing of enemies in digital games. International Studies Review, 18(3), pp. 462-486. (doi:10.1093/isr/viv007)

Habel, P., Bennett, D., Gleason, S. A. and Comparato, S. A. (2015) The implications of salary for the quality of nominations to the federal district courts, 1964–2012. Justice System Journal, 36(4), pp. 323-340. (doi:10.1080/0098261X.2015.1021496)

Habel, P. and Valeriano, B. (2014) Who are our virtual enemies in the world of gaming. Scotsman,

Habel, P. and Scott, K. (2014) New measures of judges' caseload for the Federal District Courts, 1964-2012. Journal of Law and Courts, 2(1), pp. 153-170. (doi:10.1086/67066)

Habel, P. and Grant, J.T. (2013) Demand for God and government: the dynamics of religion and public opinion. Politics and Religion, 6(2), pp. 282-302. (doi:10.1017/S1755048312000570)

Mulligan, K. and Habel, P. (2013) The implications of fictional media for political beliefs. American Politics Research, 41(1), pp. 122-146. (doi:10.1177/1532673X12453758)

Habel, P.D. (2012) Following the opinion leaders? The dynamics of influence among media opinion, the public, and politicians. Political Communication, 29(3), pp. 257-277. (doi:10.1080/10584609.2012.694986)

Solt, F., Habel, P. and Grant, J.T. (2011) Economic inequality, relative power, and religiosity. Social Science Quarterly, 92(2), pp. 447-465. (doi:10.1111/j.1540-6237.2011.00777.x)

Mulligan, K. and Habel, P. (2011) An experimental test of the effects of fictional framing on attitudes. Social Science Quarterly, 92(1), pp. 79-99. (doi:10.1111/j.1540-6237.2011.00758.x)

Anderson, S. and Habel, P. (2009) Revisiting adjusted ADA scores for the U.S. Congress, 1947-2007. Political Analysis, 17(1), pp. 83-88. (doi:10.1093/pan/mpn015)

Habel, P.D. (2008) The consequences of electoral institutions for careerism. Legislative Studies Quarterly, 33(3), pp. 471-494. (doi:10.3162/036298008785260871)

Book Sections

McClurg, S.D. and Habel, P. (2011) Presidential elections: campaigning within a segmented electorate. In: Medvic, S.K. (ed.) New Directions in Campaigns and Elections. Series: New directions in American politics. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 200-220. ISBN 9780415878821

Research Reports or Papers

Quirk, P.J., Kuklinski, J.H. and Habel, P. (2002) The Machinery of Democracy: Voting Systems and Ballot Miscounts in Illinois. Project Report. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

Kuklinski, J.H., Nowlan, J.D. and Habel, P.D. (2001) Voting for the Illinois House: Experience and Lessons from the Illinois Laboratory [Contributors]. Project Report. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

Conference Proceedings

Fang, A., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I., Habel, P. and Yang, X. (2017) Exploring Time-Sensitive Variational Bayesian Inference LDA for Social Media Data. In: 39th European Conference in Information Retrieval, Aberdeen, Scotland, 8-13 April 2017, pp. 252-265. ISBN 9783319566078 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_20)

Fang, A., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I. and Habel, P. (2016) Topics in Tweets: A User Study of Topic Coherence Metrics for Twitter Data. In: ECIR 2016: 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval, Padua, Italy, 21-23 March 2016, pp. 492-504. ISBN 9783319306704 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-30671-1_36)

Fang, A., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I. and Habel, P. (2016) Examining the Coherence of the Top Ranked Tweet Topics. In: SIGIR 2016, Pisa, Italy, 17-21 July 2016, ISBN 9781450340694 (doi:10.1145/2911451.2914731)

Fang, A., Macdonald, C., Ounis, I. and Habel, P. (2016) Using Word Embedding to Evaluate the Coherence of Topics from Twitter Data. In: SIGIR 2016, Pisa, Italy, 17-21 Jul 2016, ISBN 9781450340694 (doi:10.1145/2911451.2914729)

Fang, A., Ounis, I., Habel, P., Macdonald, C. and Limsopatham, N. (2015) Topic-centric Classification of Twitter User's Political Orientation. In: 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2015), Santiago, Chile, 9-13 Aug 2015, pp. 791-794. ISBN 9781450336215 (doi:10.1145/2766462.2767833)

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