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Ksenia Northmore-Ball

British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences



Dr Northmore-Ball has received her DPhil in Politics in 2014 from the University of Oxford, Department of Politics and IR, after having received an MPhil in Comparative Government also from the University of Oxford. She has received her BA in Political Science and Russian from Boston College. For 2006-2007, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to carry out research on civil society formation and homeowners associations in St Petersburg, Russia. After completing her DPhil she has worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham in 2015.

Dr Northmore-Ball's research interests span comparative politics and political behaviour particularly in the context of Eastern European new democracies as well as Russia. Her research applies advanced statistical methods. Her favoured topics are voter turnout, political and economic inequality, authoritarian legacies, and political socialization in new democracies.

Dr Northmore-Ball is currently a British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Her British Academy-funded research project focuses on voter turnout and political socialization in the context of regime change in post-communist Eastern Europe and other new democracies. She also does research on religion and politics in Eastern Europe as well as the perceptions of the left and right in new democracies.

Teaching Summary

Dr Northmore-Ball has taught undergraduate and post-graduate modules at the School of Politics and IR, University of Nottingham including:

Designing Political Research (Undergraduate)

The Making of Political Science (Post-graduate)

Intermediate Quantitative Analysis (Post-graduate, DTC)

Recent Publications

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