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Professor of Politics, University of Sussex

Dan Hough graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1997. On leaving the North-East he headed for the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham to complete his PhD. Following the completion of his doctoral studies in 2000 he spent another two years in Birmingham working on a Leverhulme Trust funded research project with Professor Charlie Jeffery and then as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow. He then moved to the University of Nottingham for a year before joining the department in the Autumn of 2003.

His reserach interests include political corruption, comparative politics, german politics, the GDR/East Germany, party politics and post-Communist politics.

Alongside his academic work, he has written for the Washington Post's blog, the South China Morning Post, The Conversation and the New Statesman as well as a variety of other news outlets. He is also regularly asked to comment for the likes of the BBC and CNBC.

If Dan is not in his office then he is likely either to be watching Shrewsbury Town Football Club or playing cricket for Twickenham CC. He tweets (about anything from corruption via lower league football to German politics) on @thedanhough


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    Professor of Politics, University of Sussex