People Feature

Dan Snow

DPhil in Sociology

I am currently a DPhil candidate at the Department of Sociology, receiving funding from the ESRC. My research focusses on how, in the context of party disunity, individuals form opinions on complex political issues. I investigate political opinion in Britain, in the run-up to and aftermath of the 2016 Brexit referendum, a political context in which political elites and parties provided very mixed messages. I am particularly interested in the use of advanced quantitative methods to combine various data sources in order to better understand communication between political elites, the media, and voters. More generally, I am interested in voting behaviour, political campaigining, and attitude formation. 

Prior to embarking on the DPhil I completed the MSc in Sociology. Before that, I read Philosophy, Politics and Economics, also at the University of Oxford.

Daniel Snow