Protestors at the London Women's March in 2017

Political Behaviour


The Political Behaviour Group brings together a diverse group of faculty and students from across the LSE to share research on topics related to public opinion, voting and elections, political communication, civic participation, and political psychology.

Research Pillar(s): Political Behaviour and Psychology

About: The Political Behaviour Group brings together a diverse group of faculty and students from across the LSE to share research on topics related to public opinion, voting and elections, political communication, civic participation, and political psychology.

Drawing on varied methodological perspectives and disciplinary traditions, and engaging researchers from other LSE departments (including Media and Communications, Methodology, Psychological and Behavioural Science), the group holds a weekly research seminar throughout the academic year and hosts visiting scholars from across the UK and abroad.

Faculty members from the Political Behaviour Group are world leading experts in their field, regularly appear on national and international media, have been awarded numerous competitive research grants and fellowships from national and international funding bodies, and teach across the Department of Government Department's various BSc and MSc programmes.

Members: Prof Michael Bruter, Dr Florian Foos, Dr Sarah Harrison, Prof Sara Hobolt, Dr Ryan Jablonski, Dr Mathias Poertner

Political Behaviour Seminar Series: The Political Behaviour Seminar is supported by the Department of Government and is open to all members of the LSE community.

Seminars take place on Thursdays (in term-time) 4pm to 5pm, in-person and via zoom. 

Seminar Convener(s): Dr Florian Foos,Prof Sara Hobolt

Upcoming Seminars

Michaelmas Term

7 October 2021 | In person at LSE
Jan Rosset (University of Geneva/LSE): Do poor and rich vote differently? Electoral decision-making and unequal representation 

21 October 2021 | In person at LSE 
Katharina Lawall (LSE): Negative Political Identities and Costly Political Action 

28 October 2021 | In person at LSE
Adam Ozer (LSE): Biased perceptions of Women Experts in US Political Media 

11 November 2021 | In person at LSE 
Paul Kellstedt (Texas A&M): The Evolution of Partisanship in America: Evidence from Open-Ended Survey Responses

18 November 2021 | In person at LSE 
Sergi Pardos-Prado (University of Glasgow)

2 December 2021 | Online via zoom | This seminar has been postponed
Jon Mellon (University of Manchester)

9 December 2021 | Online via zoom 
Alexandra Siegel (University of Colorado at Boulder)

16 December 2021 | Online via zoom - joint seminar with LSE APEG
Guy Grossman (UPenn)

Lent Term

20 January 2022 | Online via zoom
Alex Coppock (Yale)

10 February 2022 | Online via zoom 
Liliana Mason (University of Maryland): Radical American Partisanship. Mapping Violent Hostility, Its Causes, and the Consequences for Democracy

17 February 2022 | In person at LSE | This seminar has been postponed
Melissa Sands (LSE): How does exposure to local inequality shape political efficacy and participation?

3 March 2022 | Online via zoom 
Mathias Poertner (LSE): Does Political Representation Increase Participation? Evidence from Party Candidate Lotteries in Mexico

10 March 2022 | In person at LSE
Elias Dinas (European University Institute): Berlinguer, I Love You (Still): The Downstream Effects of Expressive Voting

15 March 2022 | In person at LSE - joint seminar with LSE PSPE | This seminar has been postponed
Salma Mousa (Yale) 

17 March 2022 | Online va zoom
Diana Mutz (UPenn): Winners and Losers: Issue Opinions and Electoral Behavior

24 March 2022 | Online via zoom
Mona Morgan-Collins (King's College/Harvard)

31 March 2022 | Online via zoom
Rose de Geus (Reading) 

Summer Term

5 May 2022 | In person at LSE
Nazita Lajevardi (Michigan State University): Fight Not Flight: The Effects of Explicit Racism on Minority Political Engagement

12 May 2022 | Online only
Jon Mellon (University of Manchester)

19 May 2022 | In person at LSE
Ruth Dassonneville (University of Montreal)

26 May 2022 | In person at LSE
Kevin Arceneaux (Sciences Po)