Dr Alexandra Anderson

Sheffield Methods Institute

Research Associate

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alexandra.anderson@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8398

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Dr Alexandra Anderson
Sheffield Methods Institute
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS)
219 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
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Alexandra is a Q-Step Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Sheffield Methods Institute, joining the department in April 2020.

Before joining the SMI, Alexandra was a Research Associate at the Crick Centre in the University’s Department of Politics and International Relations. There, she worked on the ‘Designing for Democracy’ project - an analysis of the Restoration and Renewal Programme for the Palace of Westminster with a specific focus on public engagement. Alexandra earned her PhD at the University of Leeds in 2018, where she explored politics, virtue, and ideas of the ‘public good’ in eighteenth-century history writing.

Research interests

Alexandra conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of history and politics. She is interested in the way history impacts and affects contemporary politics, especially in a gendered context. She joined the SMI in order to engage with the latest quantitative methods to explore this interdisciplinary research in new innovative ways.

Currently, Alexandra is working in the Q-Step Centre with Dr Todd Hartman, focusing on outreach and engagement activities that support upskilling students and the wider community in quantitative social science research.