Oxford Spring School Tutors
Below you will find profiles for the tutors teaching on the Oxford Spring School courses:
Dr Ezequiel Gonzalez Ocantos
Dr Gonzalez Ocantos is Associate Professor in the Qualitative Study of Comparative Political Institutions in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College. He is the author of “Shifting Legal Visions: Judicial Change and Human Rights Trials in Latin America” (CUP 2016), which won best book awards from APSA, ISA and LASA. His work has also appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Law and Society Review, and Sociological Methods and Research. In 2018, Ezequiel received the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Politics and International Relations.
Ezequiel is one of the Spring School’s co-directors.
Dr Andrew Eggers
Dr Eggers is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods in Comparative Government at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He is also Director of the Oxford Q-Step Centre and Fellow of Nuffield College. He teaches quantitative methods, formal theory, and social choice, and his research focuses on electoral systems, money in politics, and methodology. He previously taught at the LSE and was a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2010.
Dr Eggers is one the Spring School’s co-directors.
Dr Annette Idler
Dr Idler is Director of Studies at the Changing Character of War Centre, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College. Her research focuses on the interface of conflict, security, transnational organised crime, and governance; she is particularly interested in the role of diverse types of violent non-state groups in the world's changing security landscape. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in war-torn and crisis-affected border regions of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Annette is the author of “Borderland Battles: Violence, Crime, and Governance at the Edges of Colombia’s War” (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Dr Anja Neundorf
Dr Neundorf is an Associate Professor in Politics and Research Methods at the University of Nottingham and instructor at the Essex Summer School. She previously held a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowship at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford and received her PhD from the University of Essex. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political behaviour, research methods, and comparative politics. Her research has been published in the Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Social Forces.
Dr Tom O’Grady
Dr O’Grady is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at UCL, where he teaches on the interdisciplinary QStep Program in quantitative methods for the social sciences. He recently completed a PhD in Political Science at MIT. Tom’s research focuses on political economy, political behaviour and political parties in the UK and Europe, and makes extensive use of methods of text analysis.
Thomas Robinson is a doctoral candidate in Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. His research interests surround direct democracy, representation and campaign finance in the United States, as well as issues within experimental methodology. He holds both a BA and MPhil from the University of Oxford, and is a Quantitative Methods scholar at the Department. Thomas is also an affiliated graduate student with the Centre for Experimental Social Science (CESS) at Nuffield College.