Samuel Power

Samuel Power

Senior Lecturer (Politics), School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex

University of Sussex

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About this Speaker

Sam is a lecturer in the Department and his work focuses primarily on political financing, online campaigning, party politics and corruption. Alongside this work, he has also conducted extensive research into political party membership as well as the role of new institutionalism in structuring politics in a more general (and theoretical) sense. Sam has published widely on these themes and regularly provide expert interview to - and has his work cited in - a number of media outlets including the BBC (television, radio and online), LBC, Heart, the Financial Times, the Guardian, Washington Post, New Statesman and Vice. In this sense his research is driven by finding practical solutions to complex problems and in translating this to the wider public. He believes that as academics we should focus out, just as much as we focus in. His monograph, Party Funding and Corruption, is available now through Palgrave.


Sam holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Sussex. Previously to (re)joining Sussex he was a Lecturer in Politics (Education and Scholarship) at the University of Exeter and a Research Associate in Party Membership and Engagement at the Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics, University of Sheffield. He has also been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Copenhagen and the Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, Irvine.


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