Thomas Robinson

Politics (2018)

thomas robinson

My PhD focusses on understanding how democracy operates in the twenty-first century. With a rise in the use of direct democracy across the world, increasingly partisan conflict, and heightened levels of campaign spending, how do these factors influence democratic outcomes? My research interests centre around state-level policymaking and representation, campaign finance and ideology within the United States.

I received my BA and MPhil degrees from the University of Oxford, in PPE and Politics (Comparative Government) respectively. I currently hold the Wadham - Mr Michell RCUK Graduate Scholarship and a Quantitative Methods Scholarship (2018-19) from the Department of Politics and International Relations. Prior to studying at university, I worked full-time within the financial services industry in London.