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

I am a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and the University's Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). 

My research interests fall within the domain of comparative democratic politics, and can be broadly classified into two subfields. The first is the study of electoral institutions and their relationship to democratic outcomes. The second is political sociology, with a particular interest in the role of occupation and education in shaping political values. 

I completed my DPhil at Mansfield College, Oxford; previously, I graduated with first class honours from St. Antony's College, Oxford (MPhil in European Politics) and the University of Manchester (Bachelor's Degree in Politics and International Relations). 

In my research, I employ quantitative methods, and I have a keen interest in the use of statistical techniques for social measurement.

In my free time, I enjoy baking, Sudoku, crosswords, 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.

The causes of freedom, peace and democracy in Eastern Europe are particularly close to my heart. Please consider making a donation to promote these aims in Ukraine or in Belarus