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Dr Stuart Bramwell

Dr Stuart Bramwell

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Methodology

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Key Expertise
Social identity, Democratisation

About me

"I have been working with colleagues from the University of Oslo and Harvard University on an article which quantifies the role democracy plays in understanding rates of female participation using WhoGov. I am excited to continue to update WhoGov during my career so we can continue to expand our understanding of the individuals who run the world."
- Dr Stuart Bramwell shares what he is looking forward to in his research as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations. Read the full close-up with Methodology faculty.


Stuart is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Methodology. He is a political scientist (DPhil, Oxford University) by training that has two main research interests. First, he is interested in using a variety of methods (machine learning, text analysis, manual web-searches for example) to code bibliographic information about the governing elite. To that end, he is co-creator of the WhoGov data set, which has won the Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba data set award conferred annually by the American Political Science Association. Second, he is interested in how social identity (mainly gender, class, and ethnic identity) mediates the relationship between the governing elite and the people (broadly construed) and how this, in turn, impacts democratic change.

Research interest: 

Political Elites, Social Identity, Democratisation, Political Economy.


Nyrup, J. & S. Bramwell, Who Governs? A New Global Dataset on Members of Cabinets. American Political Science Review, 114(4): 1366-1374, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000490