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Dr Margherita de Candia

Lecturer in Political Science Education

  • Module Leader for Global Politics


Margherita received her PhD in European Studies from the School of Politics and Economics at King's College London in 2019. She holds the title of Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and participated in the 2023-24 Aurora Leadership Programme by Advance HE with funding.

Before joining King's Foundations, she was a Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading (2018/19), where she lectured Political Science subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Her research focus lies in multilevel party politics in the EU, with her primary work published in the Italian Political Science Review and in Contemporary Italian Politics. As a university educator, she is currently exploring the application of Generative AI in essay-based assessment. In 2023/24, she secured funding from the College Teaching Fund for a project co-created with three undergraduate students for this purpose.

Beyond academia, Margherita is an enthusiastic dancer of Argentine tango, a keen cook and eater of Italian food, and a joyful mum to her young son.

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