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Welcome! I am a Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. I am a Political Economist whose research has been published in Governance and Politics & Society

My research is broadly focused on the structures of democratic institutions in high-income knowledge economies. I am interested in how and whether different social conflicts are represented in our governing structures. These interests are developed across several ongoing projects: 

I am writing a book on Social Democratic renewal. Historically, political economic transformations have created electoral demand for new political ideas, as evidenced in the transformations associated with Keynesianism and neoliberalism. In the 2010s, we witnessed exogenous shocks and electoral demand for renewal, however Social Democratic parties have failed to renew their underpinning ideologies. Through an evaluation of three "Anglo-American" parties: the US Democrats, UK Labour Party and the Australian Labor Party, I demonstrate that the way in which these parties re-organised themselves in the late twentieth century, in order to develop the Third Way, has constrained their contemporary efforts at responding to the myriad crises that they face. 

I have collaborated on projects that explore how different types of social and investment policies, including housing, have produced new geographical and generational crises of representation. Outputs from these projects include papers on how disinvestment has produced local identities of distrust that were mobilised at the Brexit referendum; a paper on the politicisation of Millennials; and a comparative study of housing policy. 


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