About Javier

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. 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, working as¬†part of the team behind the ESCR funded¬†Representative Audit of Britain project.¬†During that time, I¬†was also 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 currrent 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 P√ļblico