Dr Philip Habel
- Affiliate Senior Research Fellow (Politics)
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.
- Political Communication
- Political Behaviour
- Public Opinion
- Computational Social Science
- Research Methods
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