Dr Dilling is a Lecturer in Politics at Swansea and an associate member of Oxford University’s Department of Politics and IR. His work centers around a central question in comparative and European politics: Why and how do democratic institutions emerge, evolve, and impact political outcomes? Dr Dilling investigates this question with a focus on political parties in Europe and how these parties form, develop, and respond to a changing environment. Empirically, he has a particular interest in political parties ranging from the center to the far right of the political spectrum and has conducted in-depth archival research in Germany, France, Italy, and Austria.
Dr Dilling’s sole- and co-authored work has been published in Political Research Quarterly, Social Science History, German Politics and Society, and in edited volumes on German politics.
Before joining Swansea, Dr Dilling was a Lecturer at Oxford University and Oxford University’s Pembroke College and a visiting researcher at Yale University and the University of Vienna. He holds a PhD from Oxford University (Nuffield College). His doctoral thesis is the recipient of the Walter Dean Burnham Award by the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in the field of Politics and History.
You can find out more about Dr Dilling’s work here.