Prof Maria Sobolewska

Professor of Political Science

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Maria Sobolewska is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester and works on the political integration and representation of ethnic minorities in Britain and in a comparative perspective, public perceptions of ethnicity, immigrants and integration.

Maria is the 2021 Winner of the Political Science Association Joni Lovenduski Prize for outstanding professional achievement by a mid-career scholar.

Her past projects include the Ethnic Minority British Election Survey in 2010; the PATHWAYS project: a seven country study of the descriptive and substantive representation of immigrant-origin minorities; and the Representative Audit of Britain candidate survey;  ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Project The "Brexit referendum" and identity politics in Britain; and ESRC Centre of Dynamics of Ethnicity

You can follow her on Twitter @ProfSobolewska.

Maria is available to consult the media and policy makers in areas of identity and ethnic politics in Britain.

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Rebecca Mckee- CoDE student

Anouk Kootstra- WESTUS student 

Eleanor Hill- ESRC student

Patrick English- PATHWAYS student

Anthony Chambers- PATHWAYS student

Andrew Barclay- SOSS student

Anna Sanders- ESCR student


I welcome applications from students working in the area of ethnic minorities, Muslims minorities, public opinion and electoral behaviour. Please send me your research proposal, cv and a sample of writing with your enquiry.

Areas of expertise


  • race and ethnicty, elections, public opinion

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