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Ekaterina Kolpinskaya

Lecturer in British Politics, University of Exeter

Ekaterina joined the University of Exeter as Lecturer in British Politics following earlier tenures at Swansea University and the University of Exeter. She was awarded a PhD in Politics by the University of Nottingham in 2015, as well as a Candidate in World History degree from Tomsk State University (Russia), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).
Ekaterina's research revolves around her interest in political representation in Britain. They stretch from exploring role model effect and symbolic representation of women and ethnic minorities to studying substantive religious representation in the UK Parliament and issues relating to accountability, political attitudes and the effects of political environments. She has published several collaborative and single-authored papers in this area, as well as a book examining the effects of religion on Euroscepticism in Britain. She is currently working on a study exploring inspirational persons (heroes and role models) of modern Britons and holds a Parliamentary Academic Fellowship examining how to make parliamentary environment more inclusive for disabled people.


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter