Mr Muhammad Ehsan

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Educational background

BA Royal Holloway, University of London

MSc Royal Holloway, University of London

Personal profile

Muhammad is a Doctoral Researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, specialising in ethnic minority socio-political attitudes and behaviour in the UK. His PhD thesis, titled Social Interactions, Trust and Identity in UK Ethnic Minorities, investigates the various inter-relationships between the ethnic composition of social networks, patterns of interethnic experiences, political-institutional trust, generalised social trust, and personal self-identification. He has had work published by Canadian independent think-tank MacKenzie Institute, British think-tank Bright Blue, and The Conversation. 



  • PR1600: Introduction to Research Methods in Politics and International Relations (seminar tutor)
  • PR2500: International Political Economy (seminar tutor)

Research interests

Rakib's general research interests include ethnic minority voting behaviour in the UK and the US. In the British context, this includes a particular interest in the relationship between the Labour Party/Conservative Party and various South Asian groups. In the American setting, Rakib is particularly interested in the diversity of socio-political attitudes within the US Hispanic population. There is a broader interest in the social and political attitudes held within Muslim populations across Europe. 

Emerging research interests include young people's politics, the political rise of Donald Trump and the attitudinal drivers behind the Brexit vote.

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