Dr Seonghui Lee

Department of Government
Dr Seonghui Lee
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873021

  • Location

    5.422, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Thursday 1-3pm



  • Ph.D. in Political Science Rice University, (2015)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Government, University of Essex (1/7/2018 - present)

Other academic

  • Assistant professor, Political Science, Aarhus University (7/2015 - 6/2018)

  • Pre-/Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Zurich (2014 - 2015)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Electoral Behaviour (GV303)

  • Concepts and Measurements in Comparative Political Research (GV922)


Journal articles (10)

Lee, S., Jensen, C., Arndt, C. and Wenzelburger, G., (2020). Risky Business? Welfare State Reforms and Government Support in Britain and Denmark. British Journal of Political Science. 50 (1), 1-20

Jensen, C. and Lee, S., (2019). Mass media attention to welfare state reforms: evidence from Britain, 1996–2014. West European Politics. 42 (1), 113-132

Lee, S., Haime, A. and Stevenson, R., (2019). Measuring Knowledge of Parties’ Legislative Seat Shares. Political Science Research and Methods. 7 (1), 185-196

Wenzelburger, G., Jensen, C., Lee, S. and Arndt, C., (2019). How Governments Strategically Time Welfare State Legislation: Empirical Evidence From Five European Countries. West European Politics, 1-30

Lee, S. and Matsuo, A., (2018). Decomposing political knowledge: What is confidence in knowledge and why it matters. Electoral Studies. 51, 1-13

Jensen, C., Arndt, C., Lee, S. and Wenzelburger, G., (2018). Policy instruments and welfare state reform. Journal of European Social Policy. 28 (2), 161-176

Matsuo, A. and Lee, S., (2018). Multi-dimensional Policy Preferences in the 2015 British General Election: A Conjoint Analysis. Electoral Studies. 55, 89-98

Lee, S., Lin, N. and Stevenson, RT., (2016). An expanded empirical evaluation of the cross-national comparability of survey measures of political interest using anchoring vignettes: A research note. Electoral Studies. 44, 423-428

Lee, S., Lin, NCN. and Stevenson, RT., (2015). Evaluating the cross-national comparability of survey measures of political interest using anchoring vignettes. Electoral Studies. 39, 205-218

Lee, S., (2014). Party Responsiveness to the Collective Judgment of the Electorate. Comparative Political Studies. 47 (14), 1973-1999

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5.422, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Thursday 1-3pm

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