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PhD Candidate in Government & International Relations, University of Sydney

Luke Mansillo is completing his PhD investigating how Australian elections are affected by the structure of racial attitudes in the electorate. He has am expertise in Australian politics, elections and political behaviour and has a keen interest in quantitative research.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Social Research from the Australian National University.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Government & International Relations, University of Sydney


  • 2022 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2014 
    Australian National University, Master of Social Research
  • 2013 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


  • 2021
    Anti-politics in Australia: Hypotheses, Evidence and Trends, Journal of Australian Political Economy
  • 2020
    National Polling and Other Disasters, Morrison's Miracle
  • 2018
    The Campaign that Wasn’t: Tracking Public Opinion over the 44th Parliament and the 2016 Election Campaign, Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election
  • 2017
    Howard's queens in Whitlam's republic: Explaining enduring support for the monarchy in Australia, Australian Social Attitudes IV: The Age of Insecurity
  • 2016
    Loyal to the Crown: shifting public opinion towards the monarchy in Australia, Australian Journal of Political Science

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Political Studies Association
  • Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom
  • American Political Science Association
  • Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science