Dr Luke Temple
BA, MSc, PhD
Department of Geography
Lecturer in Political Geography
+44 114 222 7955
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Department of Geography
Geography and Planning Building
Luke Temple is a Lecturer in Political Geography. He completed his PhD in the Department of Geography in 2018. His thesis examined the links between citizen conceptualisations of democracy and their political participation.
His Research Associate experience includes: the multinational and inter-disciplinary LIVEWHAT Project (Living with Hard Times - How European Citizens Deal with Economic Crises and Their Social and Political Consequences); the Renewing Party Politics Project (based in the Department of Politics); and, Social Understandings of Scale - The Role of Print and Social Media in the EU Referendum Debate. He was previously co-editor of the British Politics and Policy Blog at the LSE.
He is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is also a Committee Member of the Political Geographies Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society, with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).
- Research interests
Luke’s research interests cover political and electoral geography, democratic theory and democratization, political participation, and patterns of digital engagement.
- Exploring the campaign space of non-party activism in the 2017 and 2019 UK general elections. Geoforum, 145, 103847-103847.
- Reckoning with the digital turn in electoral geography. Progress in Human Geography, 47(4), 555-574.
- Engaging geography students through innovation in statistics teaching. Journal of Geography in Higher Education.
- Dynamics of intra-party organisation in the digital age : a grassroots analysis of digital adoption. Parliamentary Affairs, 74(2), 378-397.
- Relative deprivation and inequalities in social and political activism. Acta Politica, 54(3), 398-429. View this article in WRRO
- Violent political action during the European economic crisis: an empirical investigation of four theoretical paradigms from social movement research. Comparative European Politics. View this article in WRRO
- The Expert Cure? Exploring the Restorative Potential of Expertise for Public Satisfaction With Parties. Political Studies. View this article in WRRO
- Deprivation, class and crisis in Europe: a comparative analysis. European Societies, 21(2), 190-213. View this article in WRRO
- Prejudice and relative deprivation: the effects of self-referenced individual relative deprivation on generalized prejudice in European democracies. European Societies, 21(2), 280-302.
- United Kingdom: Political development and data for 2017. European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook, 57(1), 291-298. View this article in WRRO
- Last Word Can Political Parties be Reformed?. Political Insight, 9(3), 40-40. View this article in WRRO
- Digital Campaigning: The Rise of Facebook and Satellite Campaigns. Parliamentary Affairs, 71(S1), 189-202. View this article in WRRO
- Path dependency and convergence of three worlds of welfare policy during the Great Recession: UK, Germany and Sweden. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 33(1), 1-17. View this article in WRRO
- Convergence on Crisis? Comparing Labour and Conservative Party Framing of the Economic Crisis in Britain, 2008-14. Politics and Policy, 44(3), 577-603. View this article in WRRO
- Neoliberal Narrative in Times of Economic Crisis: A Political Claims Analysis of the U.K. Press, 2007‐14. Politics and Policy, 44(3), 553-576. View this article in WRRO
- Austerity, Politics, and Partisanship in the UK, Citizens and the Crisis (pp. 29-60). Springer International Publishing
- Exploring citizen-led digital tools in Sheffield’s political landscape: A case study of WhoismyCouncillor?
- Teaching activities
Alongside teaching political geographies, as a mixed-methods researcher who has published work based on quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, Luke has an interest in methods teaching.
In particular he seeks to teach methodological approaches grounded by real-world examples, drawing from his passion studying political participation and democratic theory.
His teaching ethos is one of inclusion and debate that allows students to test and explore their ideas.
Luke has teaching experience on modules including:
- Democracy and Citizenship –Dilemmas and Tensions
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Putting Human Geography into Practice
- Geographical Skills, Methods and Techniques
- Advanced Quantitative Methods
- Critical Digital Geographies
- Territory, Power and Policy