Rikki Dean is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Democratic Innovations Research Unit at Goethe University Frankfurt and Johanna Quandt Young Academy Fellow. His current research is focused on: developing a systemic conception of democracy; evaluating participatory governance projects; understanding the opportunities for democratic innovation represented by new online technologies; and analysing preferences for democratic governance. You can find more about his research at rikkidean.com
Dr Dean holds a PhD and an MSc from the London School of Economics, where his research focused on participatory innovations in the social policy process. His PhD Thesis, Democratising Bureaucracy, received the LSE’s Richard Titmuss Prize for Outstanding Scholarship. Previously, he taught social policy at the London School of Economics and Democratic Innovations at the University of Westminster. He has worked on research projects for LSE, Oxford University, University of Manchester, University of Birmingham and University of Westminster. In 2015 he was a Visiting Democracy Fellow at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Innovation and Governance.
2017-Present: Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, Democratic Innovations Research Unit, Institute for Political Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt
2016-2017: Research Assistant to Professor Graham Smith, University of Westminster
2016: Visiting Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster
2015-2017: Research Assistant to Dr Liz Richardson (Manchester) and Dr Catherine Durose (Birmingham)
2015: Visiting Democracy Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University
2013-2016: Research Assistant to Moira Wallace OBE, Oriel College, University of Oxford
2013-2014: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics
2012-2016: PhD in Social Policy, London School of Economics
2011-2012: MSc Social Policy Research, London School of Economics
2007-2008: Research Assistant to Christopher Hood CBE, All Souls College, University of Oxford
2005-2007: MA Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex
Rikki Dean will be working on Jean-Benoit Pilet's ERC project. They will collaborate on citizens' preferences for how democracy should be organised. Rikki Dean has worked on citizens' preferences for a more participatory and deliberative democracy.
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