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I am a political scientist who researches the politics of ethnic minority and immigrant voters in Europe, and the topic of ethnicity and immigration in politics more broadly. I welcome enquiries about collaboration and PhD supervision in these areas, especially those interested in using quantitative methods (e.g. surveys, experiments). I work frequently with Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, which has large ethnic minority and immigrant boost samples. 

I co-convene the first year undergraduate course Introduction to Comparative Politics, and run a third year undergraduate module in The Politics of Ethnicity and Immigration in Europe and North America. Office hour appointments can be booked through SOHOL. You can follow me on twitter too - @nspmartin

With Neema Begum and Aurelien Mondon I am a co-convenor of the UK Political Studies Association's specialist group on Race, Migration and Intersectionality. Our website is here.

nicole.martin@manchester.ac.uk

 

 

Activities and esteem

Invited talks:

Department of Government, University of Essex. 28thJanuary 2020. Title TBC.

Department of Political, Social and International Studies, University of East Anglia. 27th November 2019. Biases at the Ballot Box: How Multiple Forms of Voter Discrimination Impede the Descriptive and Substantive Representation of Ethnic Minority Groups.

Centre for the Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol, 26thOctober 2017. The EU referendum and the political incorporation of immigrants to the UK.


Other activites:

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

Member of the Scientific Group of Understanding Society (the UK Household Longitudinal Study).


Visiting appointments/secondments:

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


Academic Enterprise and Knowledge Transfer:

Ethnic minority voters from 2010-2017: The Runnymede Trust published a briefing paper that was coauthored with Dr Omar Khan. The briefing was reported on the next day in the Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/26/loss-of-minority-ethnic-support-threatens-tory-power-study-suggests), and later in the New Stateman (https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/elections/2019/03/almost-everything-we-thought-we-knew-about-2017-election-wrong)

Ethnic minorities and the British political system: new research on engagement and representation. October 2017. Further details available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ethnic-minorities-and-the-british-political-system-new-research-on-engagement-and-representation-tickets-33390614226#

Understanding Brexit: the Latest Research on the EU Referendum. December 2017. Further details available here: https://www.psa.ac.uk/events/understanding-brexit-latest-research-eu-referendum

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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