Sean Carey is a researcher and lecturer at the Chair for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences. He completed his PhD at the University of Essex. After that he was a research fellow at the Harvard-MIT Data Center and held a post-doctoral fellowship in quantitative methods at the University of Oxford. Before joining the University of Mannheim in 2011 Dr Carey was a lecturer at the University of Sheffield. His main research interests are in voting behaviour, public opinion and political parties. His research has previously been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Political Studies Association and Electoral Commission in the UK.
Sean Carey teaches courses on research design, data analysis, electoral behaviour and academic writing. He has been the recipient of a number of teaching awards, including the Political Studies Association’s Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching, a University of Sheffield Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the inaugural Lehrpreis at the University of Mannheim and the inaugural teaching award selected by the Sociology and Political Science students at Mannheim. Dr Carey has also taught at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and the Oxford Spring School in Quantitative Methods for Social Research.