Christopher Claassen

I am a Lecturer in Politics in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow. Originally from Durban, South Africa, I studied at the Universities of Natal and Cape Town before completing a PhD in Political Science at Washington University in Saint Louis. Before coming to Glasgow, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Government at the University of Essex.

I conduct research on topics in political behaviour and public opinion, including prejudice and hostility towards immigrant and ethnic outgroups, political tolerance and democratic values, and unconventional or violent political participation. I am also interested in the design of public opinion surveys and methods of analysing survey data, such as latent trait and hierarchical models, and particularly Bayesian applications of these methods.

My contact details are:

Email: christopher.claassen[at]
Phone: +44 141 330 3313
Office: Room 1305, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom

My CV is available here.