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Sofia Collignon obtained her PhD from the Department of Political Science, University College London (2017). She is Co Investigator in the ESCR-funded Representative Audit of Britain project, part of Parliamentary Candidates UK and principal investigator in the Survey of Local Candidates in England. 

Sofia's main research interests include: a) the study of candidates, elections and parties in general; b) harassment and intimidation of political elites, and c) violence against women in politics. Her research is comparative and she uses mainly quantitative methods. Her work has been published in Electoral Studies, Party Politics and West European Politics, among others. Her research on harassment and intimidation of Parliamentary candidates has been covered in The Guardian, the BBC and Sky News. 

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Since 2018 Sofia is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland UK. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, PhD, University College London

Award Date: 28 Jan 2017

Political Economy, MSc, University of Essex

Award Date: 1 Nov 2011

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde

1 Mar 2018 → …

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