Research Associate in Political Participation, University of Sheffield

Luke Temple read for a BA Geography and Politics at the University of Sheffield (2008) before completing his MSc in Social and Spatial Inequalities and his PhD in the Department of Geography. His thesis examined the links between citizen conceptualisations of democracy and their political participation. Luke’s research interests cover political and electoral geography, democratic theory and democratization, political participation, and patterns of digital engagement.

He currently works as a Teaching Associate in Political Geography, and as a Research Associate on the Renewing Party Politics Project, based in the Department of Politics.He has worked as a Research Associate on the multinational and inter-disciplinary LIVEWHAT Project (Living with Hard Times: How European Citizens Deal with Economic Crises and Their Social and Political Consequences) and as co-editor of the British Politics and Policy Blog at LSE.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate in Political Participation, University of Sheffield

Education

  • 2017 
    University of Sheffield, PhD
  • 2010 
    University of Sheffield, MSc Social and Spatial Inequalities