School of Government and International Relations

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Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma is Senior Lecturer and Director, Engagement in the School of Government and International Relations. An applied political scientist with consulting, public policy, research and teaching experience, his current research specialises in elections, electoral integrity, comparative politics, political parties and electoral behaviour. Before Griffith, Ferran worked at the University of Sydney and at the Centro de Investigaciones y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. Ferran has also been a policy practitioner at the national - Spain's Prime Minister's office- and local level (Barcelona City Hall). He has written policy reports for international organizations such as the Organisation of American States (OAS), and think tanks such as the Centre for American Progress (USA), Hanns Seidel Foundation (Germany, Namibia and Kenya) and Fundacion Alternativas (Spain). Ferran is current ARC grant is exploring How can Political Actors shape turnout? and has published in top-leading journals in political science, sociology and economics.

Research expertise

  • Elections
    Electoral behavior
  • Comparative politics
  • Democratization

Current teaching areas

Mechanics of Power
Parties, Campaigns and Elections

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