Florian S. Schaffner

DPhil Candidate in Politics

University of Oxford

I am a doctoral candidate in politics at Balliol College and the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. I research the determinants and consequences of citizens’ perceptions of elections and popular votes - initiatives and referendums - using surveys, experiments and quantitative text analysis. My supervisor is Professor Geoffrey Evans, Nuffield College.


  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Behavior
  • Political Psychology
  • Popular Votes
  • Elections
  • Causal Inference
  • Machine Learning
  • Surveys
  • Experiments
  • Text Analysis
  • Data Science
  • Open Science


  • DPhil in Politics, 2018-

    University of Oxford

  • MSc in Comparative Politics, 2018

    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  • BA in Social Sciences, 2016

    University of Zurich