Doctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science

Alex Hemingway’s research focusses on political inequality and economic class in the advanced industrialized world. He is currently studying the relationship between the descriptive and substantive representation of class in parliaments

Alex Hemingway (MSc Global Politics, MSc Social Policy and Planning; London School of Economics) is a political scientist and Doctoral Candidate in comparative politics, with a research focus on political inequality and economic class in the advanced industrialized world, including Europe and Canada. He is currently studying the relationship between the descriptive and substantive representation of class in parliaments. Specifically, his dissertation examines the class backgrounds of legislators across a range of developed countries, using quantitative methods to study the effect of legislators’ class on their representation of economic and redistributive policy issues.

 

Supervisor: Alan Jacobs

Committee: Richard Johnston, Cesi Cruz

 

Awards and Fellowships:

ICPSR Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship, 2015

UBC Graduate Student Research Award, 2015

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 2014 – 2016

UBC Doctoral Fellowship, 2010 – 2014

Queen Elizabeth II British Columbia Centennial Scholarship, 2008 – 2010

London School of Economics Loch Exhibition Prize, 2010

London School of Economics Graduate Support Scheme, 2008 – 2009

Rhodes Scholarship finalist (one of four finalists for British Columbia), 2007

Canada Millennium Excellence Award, 2002 – 2006

Science Council of BC Scholarship, 2006

SFU Gordon M. Shrum Scholarship, 2002 – 2006

SFU Open Undergraduate Scholarship, 2006 – 2008

SFU Robert C. Brown Award, 2008

SFU Alumni Scholarship, 2008

BC Premier’s Excellence Award, 2002