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Margherita De Candia
Margherita De Candia

Margherita De Candia

Module Leader for Political Sciences


Margherita has a PhD in European Studies (2019) from the School of Politics and Economics at King’s College London, with a mixed-method thesis on the gap between national political parties and their elected delegations in the European Parliament.

Margherita is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to join King’s Foundations, she was a Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations at University of Reading (2018/19), where she lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate level in ‘Introduction to Contemporary Democracy’, ‘Politics of the Welfare State’, ‘Inequality’, ‘Politics of Public Policy’, and ‘Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in Politics and International Relations’.
During her PhD studies, Margherita worked as Graduate Teaching Assistant in ‘British Politics’, ‘Comparative Politics’ and ‘Integration of the EU’ at the School of Politics and Economics at King’s College London.

Margherita has given seminars and lectures in various universities and institutions, including: the American University of Rome (IT); University of Bologna (IT); and Harrow School (UK). She has also been recipient of scholarships/award from Erasmus + Staff; University of Roma Tre (IT); Santander; King’s College London; and the European Consortium for Political Research.

Her current research focuses on multilevel party politics in the European Union, populism, and the use of social media in politics. She has a keen interest in British and Italian politics.