**During the academic year 2018-2019 I am on leave**

My teaching philosophy is rooted in two pillars: first, to provide students with the knowledge and analytical tools that make them capable of critically analysing current political events; and second, to show that research in the social sciences is a never-ending journey through knowledge that involves asking complex questions and assuming high levels of uncertainty about the answers.

Last academic year 2017-2018 I taught "Citizens, Parties and Elections" at UG level (year 3) and a module on "Comparative Institutions and Public Policy" at the MA level. I also taught some lectures on quantitative methods as part of the module on "Political Enquiry" and some lectures on US politics in "Introduction to Democratic Politics".