Dr. Stuart J. Turnbull-Dugarte is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Quantitative Political Science in the Department of Politics and International Relations. He joined the department in January 2020 after obtaining a PhD in Political Science from King’s College London.
His research lies at the intersection of political sociology and comparative politics. Substantively, Stuart is interested in understanding the causes and consequences of far-right party success. At present he is working on a project assessing the geo-spatial connection between military barracks and localised far-right party support. He is also actively researching the political behaviour of LGBT+ individuals and how the political preferences of this social strata diverge from those of cis-gender heterosexual peers.
Dr. Turnbull-Dugarte's research has been published in leading journals including, amongst others, Political Psychology, the Journal of European Public Policy, the European Journal of Political Research, and Political Science Research and Method. In 2020, he published his first book, “VOX: The Rise of the Spanish Radical Right”, and he is currently working on his second book project “Lavender Ballots: How queers vote and how to win them over”.
Methodologically, Dr. Turnbull-Dugarte tends to apply experimental and quasi-experimental designs in his research. He leads instruction in quantitative research methods, including causal inference, at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is co-director of the Southampton Centre for Experimental Social Science.
In addition to engaging in research and teaching, Dr. Turnbull-Dugarte also provides consultancy in data science and research for actors in both the public and private sector. He recently co-authored recommendations for the Welsh Government on the introduction of the single transferable vote (STV) in local elections and has also led the design and delivery of randomised control trials in electoral campaigns for political party and non-partisan organisations.