1 December 2020 – Cristina Leston-Bandeira
Politics — what’s the point
Public (dis)engagement in politics
How do we maintain public engagement in politics, and does it matter?
I work on parliament and public engagement and I joined POLIS in 2015, having previously been Professor at the University of Hull and having worked on parliaments for over 20 years. I am Co-Director of the Centre for Democratic Engagementand Chair of the UK Study of Parliament Group. I am also co-editor of the journal Parliamentary Affairs and a Constitution Unit Fellow.
Besides my research, I have a strong interest for student-centred approaches to teaching politics. Amongst other prizes in recognition of the quality and innovation of my teaching, I have been awarded a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship (2012) and the Political Studies Association Bernard Crick Main Prize for Outstanding Teaching (2010).