Christopher Claassen

I am a political scientist who researches public attitudes to democracy and majority group attitudes to immigrant and ethnic out-groups. I have a particular interest in how these opinions shape political institutions and political behaviour. I also conduct research in quantitative methodology, with a focus on extracting aggregate quantities of interest from secondary survey data.

I am currently a lecturer in politics in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, where I teach courses in intergroup conflict and reconciliation, democratisation, and comparative politics. Prior to this, I was a postdoc in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. Originally from Durban, South Africa, I completed my PhD in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

My contact details are:

Email: christopher.claassen[at]
Office: Room 1305, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom

My CV is here.