Seonghui Lee

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Welcome! I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Comparative Politics in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. I study political behaviour, political psychology, and public opinion from a comparative perspectives. As my research links macro-level political contexts to micro-level political behavior, my interests touch on various themes in political psychology, public opinion, political institutions, and elections and parties.

My past and on-going research embraces substantive questions: 1) what motivates people to engage and orient themselves in politics, 2) how citizens process political information, and 3) how they respond to policy initiatives and assign responsibility to political actors, and 4) how political contexts and information environments influence these processes and outcomes.

Before joining Essex, I worked at Aarhus University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, and University of Zurich as a pre-/post-doctoral fellow. I earned my Ph.D. in Political Science in 2015 from Rice University. See here for more about my published and on-going research projects.