Doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford

Teaching Fellow in the Department of Political Science at University College London

DPhil in Politics

Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

Job market candidate

I am an early career researcher. I read for my DPhil at the University of Oxford. I completed my doctorate in November 2018. My research interests fall within the fields of political communication, comparative politics and African electoral politics. My thesis is about election campaigning, and in particular, the transformative effect of the mass rally. I write on the politics of sub-Saharan Africa in general, and the politics of Tanzania in particular.


I have four publications in high-ranked peer-reviewed journals, and three more under review. I am currently working on my book manuscript. I have a proven track record in winning research grants; I won a research grant of €22,000 from International IDEA with Nic Cheeseman to conduct work about programmatic politics.


My research has an impact beyond the academy in my work. My succession of policy publications have influenced government policy. I often advise governments on politics in East Africa. My public-facing articles have been read by hundreds of thousands of people. I have been quoted on several international media.

Dan Paget. Doctorate from the University of Oxford Teaching Fellow at SOAS and UCL.

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All photographs courtesy of Nicole Beardsworth, University of Warwick, and Pernille Bærendtsen, Copenhagen University.