The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Emily Clough

Lecturer in Politics



I am interested in political parties and elections; my work concentrates on these in the US and Canada. I am particularly interested in the role of minor parties in democracies with plurality voting systems. Methodologically, my work makes use of agent-based modeling and basic statistical methods.


PhD in Political Science, University of Minnesota, 2004
BA in Political Science, New College of Florida, 1997

Previous Positions

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas
Visiting Lecturer, Dartmouth College


Research Interests

Political parties and elections, the politics of US and Canada, agent-based modeling, statistical methods


Undergraduate Teaching

POL 2077

Postgraduate Teaching

POL 8041: Theories and Approaches to the Study of Politics
POL 8099