Doctoral Researcher in Political Science, Royal Holloway

Rakib Ehsan is a doctoral researcher at Royal Holloway. His PhD, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, investigates how patterns of intergroup relations are related to generalised social trust, political-institutional trust, and self-identification within UK ethnic minorities.

His research interests include integration issues in Germany, the political rise of Donald Trump and the attitudinal drivers behind Brexit.

Professionally, he has worked as a University Seminar Tutor, with a property & development communications consultancy, a criminal justice charity and independent think-tank Intergenerational Foundation.


  • –present
    Doctoral Researcher - specialising in ethnic minority socio-political attitudes and behaviour in the UK., Royal Holloway


  • 2013 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, Pass with Distinction - MSc Democracy, Politics and Governance