Henry Lyons

Henry Lyons

PhD Reseacher

Department of Media and Communications

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Key Expertise
Politics, Democracy, Qualitative Methods, Political Communication

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Research topic

Understanding politics through experience: an immersive, participatory study of everyday political life and the spaces and places of politics

Henry’s research explores everyday political life, and the spaces and places of politics. Employing an unconventional and immersive approach to the study of politics, his research seeks to address the gap between the underlying assumptions of democratic institutions and the realities of political life.

Supervisors: Alison Powell and Nick Anstead


Henry holds a MSc (Distinction) in Politics and Communication from the LSE and a BA (Hons) in International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington. He is the co-founder and Research Director of FOLKL.

Henry’s research is supported by a LSE PhD Studentship.

Expertise Details

Politics; Democracy; Qualitative Methods; Political Communication; Third Space