Oxford Spring School Tutors
Professor Elias Dinas (PhD European University Institute, 2010)
Professor Dinas is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and Politics Fellow of Brasenose College. His research interests lie in the areas of political socialisation and comparative political behaviour.
His recent work has appeared in various journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, and Political Science Research and Methods (where his article won the prize for the best paper published by the journal in 2015). In 2010 he won the Linz Rokkan Prize for the best thesis in political sociology at the European University Institute. He has also received the John Sullivan Award for the best graduate paper on elections, parties and public opinion at the 2009 American Political Science Association’s annual meeting. The findings of his research have been quoted widely, including in The Atlantic, The Economist and in the Greek parliament.
Professor Ezequiel Gonzalez-Ocantos (PhD Notre Dame, 2012)
Professor 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. His research focuses on the determinants of judicial behaviour in cases of state repression.
In particular, he studies how the diffusion of international legal ideas by local activists changes the way judges and prosecutors in Latin America perceive these cases and the legal viability of ruling against impunity. His book “Shifting Legal Visions: Judicial Change and Human Rights Trials in Latin America” was published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press. His work on this and other topics has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and The International Journal of Human Rights. Professor Gonzalez Ocantos received the American Political Science Association’s 2013 Edward S. Corwin Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of Public Law.
Dr Andreas Murr (PhD Essex, 2013)
Dr Murr is Assistant Professor in Quantitative Political Science at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick and Associate Member of Nuffield College. He is co-convenor of the Political Methodology Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association.
His research focuses on electoral behaviour, in particular on election forecasting. Part of this work has been published in Electoral Studies, International Journal of Forecasting, Political Analysis, and Research & Politics.
Professor Andrea Ruggeri (PhD Essex, 2011)
Professor Ruggeri is Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Brasenose College. He was previously Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Amsterdam, from 2010 until 2014.
His current research is on civil wars and peacekeeping, and his broader research interests include quantitative studies of collective political violence, state development, and comparative politics in Africa and Middle East. His recent work has appeared in various journals and edited volumes, including International Organization, British Journal of Political Science, International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Political Geography, and Political Science Research and Methods. He is a member of the Peacekeeping Working group organised by the Folke Bernadotte Academy (Sweden), an active member of the Network of European Peace Scientists and a Research Fellow of the Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation, University of Essex.
Dr Paulo Serôdio (PhD Essex, 2015)
Dr Serôdio is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Economy in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford and a William Golding Junior Research Fellow at Brasenose College. He completed his PhD in Political Economy at the University of Essex, and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Northeastern University before arriving at Oxford.
His research focuses on the health effects of lobbying and corporate influence in the United States and Europe, using network science and machine learning tools on innovative text-based datasets. His other research looks at the effects of economic crisis on health outcomes, the political economy of natural disasters, and the network structure and evolution of "revolving-door" phenomena. He is currently spearheading a collaborative project with Transparency International on lobbying transparency in the United Kingdom. His research in social network analysis has appeared in the International Journal of Project Management.
Mr Niels Goet
Mr. Goet is a DPhil candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.
He has previously read for a B.A. (with distinction) in International Relations and International Organisation at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, during which he spent a semester at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris. In 2014, he successfully completed the M.Phil. (with distinction) in European Politics and Society at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the historical development of rules of debate in parliaments, with a particular emphasis on the UK House of Commons. Mr. Goet investigates the connection between the ideological preferences of legislators and changes to the rules of procedure or standing orders that dictate the conduct of debate in plenary sessions.