Politics and International Relations


I am a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations of the University of Kent. I am also affiliated to the Centre d'étude de la vie politique (Cevipol) Université Libre de Bruxelles. During the academic year 2012-2013 I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. I hold a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin.

From October 2009 to September 2012 I worked at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as a lecturer and post doctoral fellow, where I contributed to the Support and Opposition to Migration (SOM) project, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program. I taught a number of courses on New Technologies and Electoral Competition, Media and Politics, Electoral Campaigns, Research Methods and Politicization of Immigration.

Contact Information


Rutherford W4.E1

Academic office hours are available on the Moodle Student Guide

back to top


Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Sudulich, L., Trumm, S. and bridgewater, J. (2019). Parliamentary Representation: A Cross-national Study of Candidates' Views. Parliamentary Affairs [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsz009.
Sudulich, L. and Trumm, S. (2019). A Comparative Study of the Effects of Electoral Institutions on Campaigns. British Journal of Political Science [Online] 49:381-399. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123416000570.
Trumm, S., Sudulich, L. and Townsley, J. (2017). Information effect on voter turnout: How campaign spending mobilises voters. Acta Politica [Online] 52:461-478. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41269-016-0027-8.
Baccini, L., Sudulich, L. and Wall, M. (2016). Internet Effects in Times of Political Crisis. Public Opinion Quarterly [Online] 80:411-436. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1093/poq/nfv055.
Siim, T. and Laura, S. (2016). What Does It Take to Make it to the Polling Station? The Effects of Campaign Activities on Electoral Participation. Party Politics [Online] 24:168-184. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068816647209.
Sudulich, L., Wall, M. and Baccini, L. (2015). Wired Voters: The Effects of Internet Use on Voters' Electoral Uncertainty. British Journal of Political Science [Online] 45:853-881. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007123413000513.
Sudulich, L., Wall, M. and Farrell, D. (2013). Why bother campaigning? Campaign effectiveness in the 2009 European Parliament elections. Electoral Studies [Online] 32:768-778. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2013.05.031.
Sudulich, L., Wall, M. and Cunningham, K. (2011). What are the odds? Using online betting markets to predict the 2010 UK election result. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties [Online] 22:3-26. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/17457289.2011.629727.
Sudulich, L. (2011). Can the Internet Reinvent Democracy? Irish Political Studies [Online] 26:563-577. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07907184.2011.619750.
Sudulich, L. and Wall, M. (2010). MATRIX REVOLUTIONS? An analysis of party organization and ICT use by political parties in the Republic of Ireland. Information, Communication & Society [Online] 13:574-591. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691180903266945.
Sudulich, L. and Wall, M. (2010). 'Rewarding the Wealthy' versus 'Looking After the Poor': Affective Perception of 'Right' and 'Left' by Candidates in the 2007 Irish General Elections. Irish Political Studies [Online] 25:340-355. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07907180903432127.
Sudulich, L. and Wall, M. (2010). "Every little helps". Cyber campaigning in the 2007 Irish General Election. Journal of Information Technology and Politics [Online] 7:340-355. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/19331680903473485.
Sudulich, L. and Wall, M. (2010). How do candidates spend their money? Objects of campaign spending and the effectiveness of diversification. Electoral Studies [Online] 30:91-101. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2010.09.007.
Sudulich, L. et al. (2009). Picking your party online – An investigation of Ireland's first online voting advice application. Information Polity [Online] 14:203-218. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/IP-2009-0179.
Sudulich, L. and Wall, M. (2009). Keeping up with Murphys Candidate cyber-campaigning in the 2007 Irish General Election. Parliamentary Affairs [Online] 62:456-475. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsp008.
Book section
Sudulich, L., van der Brug, W. and Berkhout, J. (2015). The Politicisation of Immigration in the Netherlands. in: van der Brug, W. et al. eds. The Politicisation of Migration. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 97-117. Available at: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317527565/chapters/10.4324%2F9781315723303-13.
Sudulich, L. et al. (2014). Party placement in supranational elections: The case of the 2009 EP elections. in: Garzia, D. and Marshall, S. eds. Matching Voters with Parties and Candidates: Voting Advice Applications in a Comparative Perspective. ECPR Press. Available at: http://press.ecpr.eu/book_details.asp?bookTitleID=104.
Sudulich, L. (2014). Netherlands, Ireland and UK: Euroscepticism does (not) triumph. in: De Sio, L., Emanuele, V. and Maggini, N. eds. The European Parliament Elections of 2014. CISE. Available at: https://cise.luiss.it/cise/2014/07/29/the-european-parliament-elections-of-2014-the-e-book/.
Sudulich, L. et al. (2014). The importance of method in the study of the 'political internet'. in: Gibson, R., Cantijoch, M. and Ward, S. eds. Analyzing Social Media Data and Web Networks: New Methods for Political Science. Palgrave Macmillan. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137276773.
Sudulich, L. (2013). Do ethos, ideology, country and electoral strength make a difference in cyberspace? Testing an explanatory model of parties' websites. in: Nixon, P., Rawal, R. and Mercea, D. eds. Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context: Views from the cloud. Routledge. Available at: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781135104023/chapters/10.4324%2F9780203798331-15.
Sudulich, L. and Wall, M. (2011). The Online Campaign. in: Gallagher, M. and Marsh, M. eds. How Ireland voted 2011: The Full Story of Ireland's Earthquake Election. Palgrave. Available at: https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9780230348813.
Sudulich, L., Nixon, P. and Grebner, A. (2010). Challengers to Traditional E-Government. in: Nixon, P., Koutrakou, V. N. and Rawal, R. eds. Understanding E-Government in Europe: Issues and Challenges. London, UK: Routledge. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/Understanding-E-Government-in-Europe-Issues-and-Challenges/Nixon-Koutrakou-Rawal/p/book/9780415467995.
Sudulich, L., Wall, M. and Little, C. (2010). The 2009 Elections to the European Parliament: Ireland. in: Gagatek, W. ed. The 2009 Elections to the European Parliament. Florence, Italy: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence.
Datasets / databases
Sudulich, L. and Pilet, J. (2017). Original dataset and questionnaire. [digital dataste (Stata 13)].
Sudulich, L. et al. (2013). Claims analysis of newspapers in Austria, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, 1995-2009. [Digital .tab]. Available at: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=hdl:1902.1/17967.
Total publications in KAR: 25 [See all in KAR]
back to top

Research Interests

To date, my research activity has looked at the effects of new media use on electoral behavior and public opinon, electoral campaigns and their effects on vote gains, Voting Advice Applications, election forecasting and processes of politicization. I am also interested in survey design, quantitative methodologies and in making innovative use of existing data about elections and campaigns.

Current projects

The kick off meeting of the project "The impact of web-based information on citizens’political knowledge and political participation" took place on November 20-21 at the Oxford internet Institute.

We are currentely running an online experiment. Details on the experimental protocol, sample and preliminary results will be made avalibe at the end of May 2015.

I am currentely participating in a number of collaborative reserach projects;

  • Partirep
  • EU&I
  • The Comparative Candidate Study for the 2014 EP elections
  • Migration Asylum and Multiculturalism (ULB)
  • Social Media Analysis of the 2014 electoral campaign in Belgium (ULB: CEVIPOL & GERME)
back to top


University of Kent - © University of Kent

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824429 or email the school

Last Updated: 09/11/2017