People

Dr Florian Kern

Senior Lecturer
Department of Government
Dr Florian Kern
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872745

  • Location

    5.302, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Friday 13:00-15:00

Profile

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Government and fellow at the Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation. Between November 2015 and March 2017 I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Essex. Until September 2015, I was a Junior Research Fellow at the Chair of International Relations and Conflict Management, Department of Politics and Management, at the University of Konstanz.

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Director of Knowledge Exchange, Department of Government, University of Essex (1/7/2019 - present)

  • Convenor of Essex Workshop on Development, University of Essex (3/4/2017 - 30/6/2019)

Other academic

  • Senior Lecturer, Government, University of Essex (1/10/2020 - present)

  • Lecturer, Government, University of Essex (3/4/2017 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

comparative politics

mixed methods inference

formal theory

field research design

Sub-Saharan Africa

indigenous governance

public goods provision

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Political Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (GV241)

  • Political Economy of International Development (GV315)

  • Research Project: Politics (GV831)

Publications

Journal articles (9)

Hartman, A. and Kern, F., (2020). How to know what works in alleviating poverty: Learning from experimental approaches in qualitative research. World Development. 127, 104804-104804

Cordell, R., Gleditsch, K., Kern, F. and Saavedra-Lux, L., (2020). Measuring Institutional Variation Across American Indian Constitutions Using Automated Content Analysis. Journal of Peace Research. 57 (6), 777-788

Holzinger, K., Kern, F. and Kromrey, D., (2020). Explaining the Constitutional Integration and Resurgence of Traditional Political Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Political Studies. 68 (4), 973-995

Haven, TL., Errington, TM., Gleditsch, KS., van Grootel, L., Jacobs, AM., Kern, FG., PiƱeiro, R., Rosenblatt, F. and Mokkink, LB., (2020). Preregistering Qualitative Research: A Delphi Study. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 19, 160940692097641-160940692097641

Kern, FG., (2018). The Trials and Tribulations of Applied Triangulation: Weighing Different Data Sources. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. 12 (2), 166-181

Goist, M. and Kern, FG., (2018). Traditional Institutions and Social Cooperation: Experimental Evidence from the Buganda Kingdom. Research and Politics. 5 (1), 205316801775392-205316801775392

Genovese, F., Kern, FG. and Martin, C., (2017). Policy Alteration: Rethinking Diffusion Processes when Policies have Alternatives. International Studies Quarterly. 61 (2), 236-252

Holzinger, K., Kern, FG. and Kromrey, D., (2016). The Dualism of Contemporary Traditional Governance and the State. Political Research Quarterly. 69 (3), 469-481

Kern, FG. and Vossiek, J., (2015). Get Organised: The 'Do's' Preceding Successful Field Research. European Political Science. 14 (2), 137-148

Grants and funding

2019

Improving women's livelihoods in fragile states - the case of women's land rights advocates in Uganda

University of Essex (GCRF)

Visit of Uganda Land Alliance staff to Essex in May/June for project planning meetings and impact exchange with London policy partners

University of Essex (GCRF)

Training observation, testimonial collection of Uganda Land Alliance's Women's Land Rights Advocates Trainings, civil society workshop on improving women's livelihoods in fragile states

University of Essex (GCRF)

Visit of Uganda Land Alliance staff to Essex in May/June for project planning meetings and impact exchange with London policy partners

University of Essex (GCRF)

2017

Evaluating the Household-level Impact of the Women's Land Rights Advocates in Uganda

University of Essex

2016

Land Access and Conflict in Uganda: The Role of Women's Land Rights Advocates

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Contact

fkern@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872745

Location:

5.302, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Friday 13:00-15:00