Dr Sarah Harrison

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, Department of Government

Sarah Harrison

Sarah Harrison is an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Government at LSE and Deputy Director of the Electoral Psychology Observatory. She is a leading scholar in the fields of political psychology, extreme right politics, and youth political behaviour.

Harrison's recent publications include Youth Participation in Democratic Life (2016, with Cammaerts, Bruter, Banaji, and Anstead) and articles in Comparative Political Studies, American Behavioural Scientist and Parliamentary Affairs. She is editor of a forthcoming special issue of Societies on “Electoral Psychology” and of a forthcoming book entitled ‘Inside the Mind of a Voter’ (Princeton University Press with Michael Bruter).

Her research has been recognised by prestigious awards and honourable mentions from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Michael Young Award, and the political psychology section of the American Political Science Association. She has also advised multiple Electoral Commissions worldwide and worked as an expert or authored reports for multiple prestigious international organisations including the European Commission, Council of Europe, the Committee of the Regions, the European Youth Forum, and All Parties Parliamentary Group on the Vote at 16 in the British Parliament.

Expertise: electoral psychology, elections, electoral behaviour, electoral ergonomics, political participation, youth, democratic frustration, quantitative & qualitative methodologies

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