Dr Stuart Fox joined the department as a Lecturer in British Politics in 2019. Before that he worked as a Quantitative Research Associate in the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods at Cardiff University for four years, working on research in a wide range of fields, including generational trends in Euroscepticism, young people's political engagement and behaviour during the EU Referendum, the potential for volunteering to help engage young people with electoral politics, the role of the family and religion in shaping support for Brexit, the changing impact of higher education on graduates' civic engagement, and the nature of political trust in France.
Stuart's PhD was funded by the ESRC and completed at the University of Nottingham in 2015. His thesis provided the most detailed analysis ever attempted of the role of political alienation in shaping the political behaviour of Britain's Millennial generation, and was awarded the Arthur McDougall Fund Prize for best dissertation in the field of Elections, Electoral Systems or Representation by the Political Studies Association. Prior to his PhD Stuart was actively involved in British politics, working for a Member of Parliament in Nottingham for several years, and holding elected office on Nottingham City Council.
Stuart's current research focusses on the capacity for policies such as volunteering or a lower voting age to help engage young people with the electoral process, and the role religion has played in shaping support for Brexit in the UK since 2015.
PhD Politics, University of Nottingham
MA Politics (Research Track), Univeristy of Nottingham
BA (Hons) Politics, University of West England
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Newest selected publications
Taylor, C., Fox, S., Evans, C. and Rees, G. (2019) 'The ‘civic premium’ of university graduates: the impact of massification on associational membership'. Studies in Higher Education. pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 0307-5079 Open Access Link
Fox, S., Hampton, JM., Muddiman, E. and Taylor, C. (2019) 'Intergenerational Transmission and Support for EU Membership in the United Kingdom: The Case of Brexit'. European Sociological Review, 35 (3). pp. 380 - 393. ISSN: 0266-7215 Open Access Link
Kolpinskaya, E. and Fox, S. (2019) 'Praying on Brexit? Unpicking the Effect of Religion on Support for European Union Integration and Membership'. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 57 (3). pp. 580 - 598. ISSN: 0021-9886 Open Access Link
Fox, S. and Pearce, S. (2018) 'The generational decay of Euroscepticism in the UK and the EU referendum'. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 28 (1). pp. 19 - 37. ISSN: 1745-7289 Open Access Link
Fox, S. (2015) 'Apathy, alienation and young people: the political engagement of British millennials'. PhD Thesis.