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Geoffrey Evans, FBA

Official Fellow
Professor of the Sociology of Politics

Research Interests: Understanding social and political division

My research examines social inequality and political representation, the sources of social divisions in politics, and the relationship between perceptions, values and voting. For the last 7 years, I've co-directed the ESRC-funded British Election Study. For 19 years I edited the journal Electoral Studies.  

Geoffrey Evans


Among my recent (last three years) publications are the following:


Evans G. and Tilley J. 2017. The New Politics of Class: The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Evans, G. and Menon, A. 2017. Brexit and British Politics. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Fieldhouse, E., Green, J., Evans, G., Mellon, J., Prosser, C., Schmitt, H. & van der Eijk, C. 2020. Electoral Shocks: The volatile voter in a turbulent world, Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Langsaether, P. Evans, G. and O’Grady, T. Explaining the relationship between class position and political preferences: A long-term panel analysis of intra-generational class mobility. Forthcoming, British Journal of Political Science.

Langsaether, P. and Evans, G. 2020. ‘Explaining class differences in support for redistribution: A comparative analysis’, British Journal of Sociology,

Evans G. and Neundorf, A. 2020. ‘Core Political Values and the Long-Term Shaping of Partisanship’ British Journal of Political Science, 10.1017/S0007123418000339.

Prosser, C. EA Fieldhouse, J Green, J Mellon, and G Evans, 2020. ‘Tremors But No Youthquake: Measuring Changes in the Age and Turnout Gradients at the 2015 and 2017 British General Elections.’ Electoral Studies. 10.1016/j.electstud.2020.102129

Evans, G and Mellon J. 2019. ‘Immigration, Euroscepticism, and the Rise and Fall of UKIP.  Party Politics, 25(1): 76-87.

Carl N, Dennison, J, and Evans, G. 2019. ‘European but not European enough: An explanation for Brexit’, European Union Politics, 20(2), 282-304.

Stefanovic, D. and Evans, G.  2019. ‘Multiple Winning Formulae? Far Right Voters and Parties in Eastern Europe.’ Europe-Asia Studies, 71:9, 1443-1473  10.1080/09668136.2019.1653447

Mellon, J. Evans, G., Green, J., Fieldhouse, and Prosser, C.  2018. ‘Brexit or Corbyn? Campaign and Inter-election Vote Switching in the 2017 UK General Election’, Parliamentary Affairs, 71(4): 719–737.

Stubager R, Tilley, J, Evans, G, Robison, J. and Harrits, G.S.  2018. ‘In the eye of the beholder: What determines how people sort others into social classes?’ Social Science Research, 76: 132-143.

Tilley, J. and Evans, G. 2017. ‘The New Politics of Class after the 2017 General Election’ Political Quarterly, 88(4):  710-71

Pickup, Mark, Paul Gustafson, Davor Cubranic and Geoffrey Evans, 2017. ‘OrthoPanels: An R Package for Estimating a Dynamic Panel Model with Fixed Effects Using the Orthogonal Re-parameterization Approach’, The R Journal, 9(1): 60-76

Jackson M. & Evans G. 2017. ‘Rebuilding Walls: Market Transition and Social Mobility in the Post-Socialist Societies of Europe’. Sociological Science, 4: 54-79.