Each year, the University of Oxford recognises academic excellence with the Recognition of Distinction Scheme. This year, we are delighted to announce that the title of full professor has been conferred upon Robin Harding, Professor of Politics, and Ezequiel González Ocantos, Professor of Comparative and Judicial Politics.
Ezequiel’s primary research agenda is in the field of comparative judicial politics and he is particularly interested in the determinants of judicial and prosecutorial behaviour in high-stakes cases of macro-criminality, including human rights violations and grand corruption. Robin focuses primarily on the relationship between political institutions and public policy outcomes, in areas such as education, healthcare, and the environment. He also has a broad interest in questions related to electoral accountability, and in particular how it is affected by policy attribution.
Petra Schleiter and Nicholas Owens, Joint Heads of Department at DPIR said "we offer Ezequiel and Robin our huge congratulations on this recognition and achievement, and thank them for all they do for the Department."