Steering Group

Professor Rosie Campbell Professor of Politics, Birkbeck Collegework-image-2016-300x300

Rosie Campbell joined Birkbeck in 2003. She is the Centre’s expert on voting behaviour and public opinion, with a particular interest in gender. She has written widely on gender and British politics and has co-authored reports for The Electoral Commission and The Hansard Society. Rosie is a member of the British Representation Study (a survey of candidates and MPs) and is interested in Parliamentary careers.

Dr Alejandro Colas Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Birkbeck Collegeimage_preview (1)

Alex Colás is the Department of Politics Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Birkbeck, having joined in 2003 from Sussex University. He is a member of the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize Commmittee and has published on subjects ranging from piracy, Spanish responses to terrorism, imperialism, internationalism and global governance in journals such as International Affairs, the Review of International Studies, Development and Change, Millennium, the European Journal of International Relations and Contemporary Politics.

Dr Jason Edwards Lecturer in Politics, Birkbeck Collegeimage_preview (3)

Jason Edwards is a political theorist who has written on both the history of political thought and contemporary political theory. He is particularly interested in British political thought and debates on the state and the constitution in the United Kingdom. Jason’s current research focuses on how the organization of public space in Britain, France and the USA since the late 18th century has shaped the character of modern democratic politics.

Dr Dermot Hodson Reader in Political Economy, Birkbeck College

Dermot Hodson worked as an economist at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs before joining Birkbeck in 2007. His research focuses on macroeconomic policy as well as regional policy, social policy and the ratification of treaties, primarily in the European Union.

Jessica C. SmithJessica C. Smith PhD student in Gender and Politics, Birkbeck College

Jessica C. Smith is a doctoral research student at Birkbeck studying the role of gender in political leadership. Her research examines media and voter perceptions of political leaders in the British context. Jessica is also the Communications Officer for the Political Studies Association’s Early Career Work. She completed her MRes Politics at Birkbeck College and her BSc in Politics at the University of Bristol.