We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sofia Collignon will join us in January as Lecturer in Political Communication. Sofia obtained her PhD from the Department of Political Science, University College London. Before that, she was awarded an MSc in Political Economy from the University of Essex and a BA in International Relations from ITESO (Mexico).
Prior to joining Royal Holloway, Sofia was a postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde, working as part of the team behind the ESCR-funded Representative Audit of Britain project, part of Parliamentary Candidates UK. During that time, she was also part of the Constitution Unit team.
Sofia's main research interests include: a) framing contests in the formation of public opinion, b) the study of candidates, elections and parties and c) the role of political communication in the formation and successful implementation of policies. Her research is comparative in nature with an especial focus on the UK, EU and Latin America and she uses mainly quantitative methods.
Welcome on board Sofia!