About Javier

I am a Reader (Associate Professor) in Comparative Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. From September 2022, I am the Deputy Dean for Education (Regulation and Employability) at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. My university profile can be seen here.

I obtained my PhD from the Department of Political Science University College London. Prior to joining Queen Mary, I was a lecturer at Newcastle’s University Department of Politics, and I was also associated with Newcastle’s Open Lab. Before that, I was a postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, and part of the Constitution Unit team as a research associate.

My research interests include political behaviour, comparative politics, social media and politics, and political methodology. My current research now focuses on electoral politics, elite politics (candidates and legislators), techniques for latent variable estimation, and political representation.

I usually write columns (in Spanish) in La Tercera and, more importantly, co-host Bicameral. I am also a member of the board of Espacio PĂşblico and former President of the Chilean Political Science Association (ACCP). I am also the Chair of Trustees of Fitzrovia Youth in Action.