Eilidh Macfarlane

Sociology (2018)

eilidh macfarlane

My research explores changing divides in class politics in Britain, in particular how much these developments are based in objective social class and economic circumstances and how much they are due to the influence of class identities. I am especially interested in how this has been shaped by the actions of political parties in the social and political cues they present and by major political events in recent years, such as the referenda on Scottish independence and EU membership. My broader research interests are in elections, voting behaviour and public opinion.

I previously completed an MSc in Sociology and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, both at the University of Oxford. I’ve also worked on political campaigns and as a tax policy adviser in HM Treasury.