Dr Sofia Collignon

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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. 

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