Professor Sara B. Hobolt FBA holds the Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Areas of expertise
- Public opinion
- Political parties
- European politics
- European Union
Professor Sara B. Hobolt holds the Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She specialises in elections, public opinion, populism political parties with a focus on the UK and Europe.
She has published numerous prize-winning articles and books on these topics, including most recently Political Entrepreneurs. The Rise of Challenge Parties in Europe (Princeton University Press, 2020). She is currently working on a book on Tribal Politics in the UK in the aftermath of the 2016 Brexit referendum.
Professor Hobolt regularly provides commentary in the media on elections, Brexit, public attitudes and European and EU politics, and she was the election expert for the BBC and Sky News on the past three European Parliament election nights. She also advises governments, parliaments and non-governmental organizations on matters relating to democracy, elections, referendums and public opinion.