Close sidebar Home » Programmes and Fellowships » Postdoctoral Max Weber Programme » Alumni » Max Weber Alumni Bio Open sidebar menu Sudulich, Maria Laura Reader in Public Policy University of Essex, United Kingdom Website [email protected] Italy Max Weber alumnus Department of Political and Social Sciences Cohort(s): 2012/2013 Ph.D. Institution Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Biography I completed my Ph.D. in Political Science at Trinity College Dublin in 2010. My dissertation investigated the impact of the adoption of new communications technologies on Irish electoral competition. I also hold a post-graduate diploma in statistics from Trinity College Dublin. Between 2009 and 2012 I have been employed at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), where I held teaching responsibilities at undergraduate as well as postgraduate level, offering courses on New Technologies and Politics, Media system and Politics, and Electoral Campaigns. I focused on integrating recent relevant research findings as core components of the courses and on strengthening the research design element. The research component of my job at the UvA was within the Support and Opposition to Migration project, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. I am also producing research in the field of electoral campaigns; to date, I have published research articles on the effectiveness of electoral campaigns in the Republic of Ireland and I am currently exploring campaign effects in European Parliament elections and I am planning to expand the study to a number of Westminster democracies, beginning with the 2010 UK general election. I previously worked on a number of projects which involved elite surveys and voter studies, and I have produced research outputs based on those studies. I was part of the team that developed the first Voting Advice Application website in Ireland and I contributed to the 2009 EU Profiler project. I am interested in studying the political implications of Voting Advice platforms as well as the contributions that those sites can bring to survey research.