I am a lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of Reading, U.K. My research focuses on women in politics, elections and comparative politics. I am particularly interested in how voters view women politicians and how attitudes about gender affect politics. I also have an interest in the study of elections, mostly in Britain and Canada. My work has been published in a variety of academic journals, including The British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies and Political Research Quarterly. I also recently co-edited a book on Women, Power and Political Representation: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives (July 2021) with the University of Toronto Press.
Prior to joining Reading University I was a postdoctoral fellow with the Politics Research Centre at Nuffield College, the University of Oxford where I also worked with the British Election Study. Before this I held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Munk School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada. I obtained my DPhil at the University of Oxford in July 2017.
On this website you can find more information about my research and teaching. A recent version of my CV is here
You can get in touch with me at: r.a.degeus[at]reading.ac.uk