Dr Christine Huebner
Sheffield Methods Institute
Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences
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Sheffield Methods Institute
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS)
Christine’s research explores changes in political engagement, conceptions of citizenship and democracy, in particular among young people.
Her current research focuses on how young people want to be engaged in political processes and how they look at things like citizenship, identity, and political participation. Christine has accompanied and collected evidence on the outcomes of the lowering of the voting age to 16 in Scotland and Wales and is providing evidence-based advice to policymakers wanting to connect with young people around Europe, partially in her role as partner of independent and non-partisan think tank d|part. Her methodological interests include longitudinal qualitative and quantitative research designs, survey sampling, and surveying difficult-to-reach groups. Prior to joining the Sheffield Methods Institute, Christine was Early Career Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University. She completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2020
- Research interests
- Political participation
- Conceptions of citizenship
- Perceptions of political legitimacy
- Inequality in political representation
- Lowering the voting age and children’s voting
- Longitudinal qualitative methods
- The tide raising all boats? Social class differences in political participation among young people in Scotland. Scottish Affairs, 31(2), 165-189. View this article in WRRO
- How Young People in Scotland Experience the Right to Vote at 16: Evidence on ‘Votes-at-16’ in Scotland from Qualitative Work with Young People. Parliamentary Affairs, 74(3), 563-580.
- Who wants a referendum on EU membership? Exploring public attitudes in six Member States. Journal of European Integration, 43(3), 365-383.
- Votes at 16 in Scotland: Political Experiences Beyond the Vote Itself, Lowering the Voting Age to 16 (pp. 121-142). Springer International Publishing
- Values, Economic Crisis and Democracy Routledge
- Teaching activities
- SMI106 Introductory Quantitative Data Analysis for Social Scientists - which provides students with training in, and hands-on experience of, introductory quantitative data analysis techniques for social scientists;
- SMI108 Survey Design and Data Collection (team-taught with Aneta Piekut) - which teaches students how to design and conduct effective social surveys and analyse survey data;
- SMI110 Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics - an open-credit module for all students from the Faculty of Social Sciences on data literacy;
- SMI21003 Case Studies in PPE – which give students of Politics, Philosophy and Economics an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to case studies from the UK and wider Europe.