Department of Politics and International Relations
Mansfield College, University of Oxford

I am a DPhil (PhD) student in political science, working on electoral systems and democratic representation. 


In my doctoral project, I am investigating how electoral institutions such as preferential voting rules affect the quality of democratic representation by empowering political actors with distinct preferences at various stages of the democratic process. 

My broader interests lie at the intersection of public choice theory, comparative democratic politics, and political sociology - particularly with regards to the interplay between political choices and social stratification in education and the labour market.

The research I have conducted so far has been mostly quantitative, drawing on measurement techniques ranging from computer-aided text analysis to multidimensional scaling and latent trait analysis. 

I graduated with first class honours from the University of Oxford (MPhil in European Politics) and the University of Manchester (Bachelor's Degree in Politics and International Relations).

In my free time, I enjoy baking, reading history, playing chess, cycling, and spending far too much time on Twitter.  

You can find here a copy of my CV. Get in touch with me by email at leonardo.carella@politics.ox.ac.uk or on Twitter at @leonardocarella.

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