I am a PhD researcher at the European University Institute in the Department of Political and Social Sciences.

My research interests are in comparative politics – particularly regarding populist and radical parties, and local politics. My PhD focuses on populist radical right parties in local power in Western Europe.

Previously I graduated from the 4 Cities Erasmus Mundus Urban Studies MSc with summa cum laude (greatest distinction), having studied at universities in Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen and Madrid. Prior to that I did a History BA at King’s College London. In between the two I was a project manager at an educational charity in London.

I am also a freelance writer and have been published on sites including City Lab, City Metric, The Proto City and the LSE Europp Blog. Get in touch to commission something.

Follow me on Twitter here: @fredpaxton

Find my research here: ResearchGate | Google Scholar

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