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Kevin Fahey

Assistant Professor in Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences



Kevin Fahey is an Assistant Professor in Politics in the School of Politics & International Studies at the University of Nottingham, having previously worked at Swansea University and Cardiff University. He earned his PhD from Florida State University in 2017. He is interested in applying quantitative research methods to substantive questions, and has ongoing interdisciplinary work in criminology, psychology, and public administration. His substantive research interests focus on legislative institutions, exploring in particular the effects of institutions and institutional reforms on the behavior of political elites, while his additional research interests focus on the political consequences of conscription and the electoral success of women legislators. His research has been published at Legislative Studies Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and State Politics & Policy Quarterly, as well as interdisciplinary research published at the journal of European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the Journal of East Asian Studies.

Expertise Summary

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Legislative politics
  • Elite Behavior

Teaching Summary

Kevin teaches on the following modules:

POLI1029 -- Introduction to Political Data (Y1)

POLI1028 -- Data Analysis in Political Sciences (Y1)

POLI2054 -- Analysing and Interpreting Political Data (Y2)

POLI3125 -- Advanced Quantitative Methods for Social Science (Y3)

Recent Publications

I am interested in supervising students who want to work in the following areas:

  • Quantitative research methods
  • Legislative institutions
  • Elite behaviour
  • Political parties, elections, and electoral institutions
  • Conscription policy and wartime domestic politics

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