Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin


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I am a political scientist interested in how social cleavages shape electoral outcomes, and, as a result, who has power in advanced industrial democracies. More specifically, I study how the long-term social changes of migration and educational expansion shape electoral behaviour in Great Britain and beyond. I welcome enquiries about PhD supervision in these areas, and comparative political behaviour more broadly. I work frequently with experiments and large-scale social surveys, including Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, which has large ethnic minority and immigrant boost samples.

At Manchester I convene a third year undergraduate module in the Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Migration (POLI32162), and an MA course on research methods and causal inference (POLI71212). I also teach on the first year module Introduction to Comparative Politics (POLI10201/2).

Activities and esteem

Co-founder of the Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Migration, Race and Intersectionality.

Topic Champion for Politics and Social Attitudes, and Member of the Scientific Group of Understanding Society (the UK Household Longitudinal Study) (2016-2023)

Visiting appointments/secondments:

Collegio Carlo Alberto - Visiting Fellow, September-November 2023.

Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex – Research Associate, September 2017-2019.

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 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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