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Esmeralda Bon

ESRC DTC PhD Student, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Esmeralda is a doctoral researcher in the School of Politics and International Relations. Her PhD project is a collaborative studentship with the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the School of Politics and international Relations.

Qualifications

  • Research MSc (MPhil) Communication Science (distinction) (University of Amsterdam, '16)
  • Research MA (MPhil) Rhetoric, Argumentation Theory and Philosophy (University of Amsterdam, '14)
  • BA (Hons) Liberal Arts & Sciences (distinction) (University College Roosevelt honours college of Utrecht University, '12)

Teaching Summary

As a teaching affiliate and demonstrator, Esmeralda has taught about comparative politics, voting behaviour, research design and research methods:

  • GEOG1004 Interpreting Geographical Data
  • POLI1014 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLI1020 Quantitative Methods for Social Science 1 (Q-Step)
  • POLI1021 Quantitative Methods for Social Science 2 (Q-Step)
  • POLI1022 Culture and Values in a Changing World
  • POLI2047 How Voters Decide
  • SOCI2038 Research Design and Practice (Quantitative Methods)
  • SOCI4074 Philosophy of Social Science Research (ESRC DTP)

Research Summary

Supervised by Professor Cees van der Eijk, Dr. Siim Trumm and Dr. Anja Neundorf (University of Glasgow), Esmeralda's project focuses on public opinion and contemporary communication strategies in the… read more

Recent Publications

Research Reports

  • Contributed to The Challenges of Studying Digital Campaigning, a report edited by Katharine Dommett and Sam Power for the British Academy, available here.
  • MPs' outside interests: British Election Study Research, by Cees van der Eijk and Esmeralda Bon, for the Committee of Standards on Public Life (CSPL), available here. This evidence report was presented together with CSPL's main report on July 3, 2018, shared with the PM, Leader and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
  • Submitted evidence included in the Fake News and Critical Literacy Report, by the Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills, run by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Literacy and the National Literacy Trust, as well as partners Facebook, First News and The Day, available here. This report was presented in the House of Commons on June 13, 2018.
  • English Public Attitudes to CSPL-Relevant Questions: Insights from the British Election Study Internet Panel, by Esmeralda Bon and Cees van der Eijk. A report prepared for the Committee of Standards on Public Life (CSPL), available here.

Blog

  • Esmeralda contributes to the Data Impact Blog of the UK Data Service, formerly as a Data Impact Fellow.

Current Research

Supervised by Professor Cees van der Eijk, Dr. Siim Trumm and Dr. Anja Neundorf (University of Glasgow), Esmeralda's project focuses on public opinion and contemporary communication strategies in the UK and is primarily funded by the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre in collaboration with the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CPSL), the School of Politics and International Relations and Dr. Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds, as well as through a UK Data Service Impact Fellowship. Esmeralda specialises in the study of political communication and political argumentation, looking at perceptions of politician behaviour, the language used in campaigns and public opinion. She is also interested in the combined application of quantitative, qualitative and automated research methods to datasets of all sizes.

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