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Maria Sobolewska

Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester

Maria completed her doctorate on the political attitudes and voting of ethnic minorities in Britain at the University of Oxford. She works on the political integration and representation of ethnic minorities in Britain and in a comparative perspective, public perceptions of ethnicity, immigrants and integration, and the production and framing of public opinion of British Muslims. She has been part of the team conducting the Ethnic Minority British Election Survey in 2010 and is currently part of the PATHWAYS project: a seven country study of the descriptive and substantive representation of immigrant-origin minorities headed by Prof Thomas Saalfeld, University of Bamberg.

For some of her work and ongoing projects see You can also follow her on Twitter @smthgsmthg.

Maria is available to consult the media and policy makers in areas of ethnic politics in Britain.


  • –present
    Dr, University of Manchester