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
Maria is a member of CoDE www.ethnicity.ac.uk. As part of CODE she is currently conducting a study into how political representation of British ethnic minorities has changed in the last 30+ years since the historic election of 1987. This study is titled Racism30YearsOn.
She is currently the lead investigator on an ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Project The "Brexit referendum" and identity politics in Britain http://ukandeu.ac.uk/brexitresearch/the-brexit-referendum-and-identity-politics-in-britain/.
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 www.pathways.eu; and the Representative Audit of Britain candidate survey http://parliamentarycandidates.org/project/representative-audit-of-britain/.
FYou can follow her on Twitter @smthgsmthg.
Maria is available to consult the media and policy makers in areas of identity and ethnic politics in Britain.
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.