Matthew Goodwin

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Matthew Goodwin
Dr Matthew Goodwin - Chatham House 2011.jpg
Goodwin at Chatham House in 2011
Born Matthew James Goodwin
(1981-12-17) 17 December 1981 (age 35)
Academic background
Alma mater University of Salford
University of Western Ontario
University of Bath
Academic work
Discipline Political science
Institutions University of Kent

Matthew Goodwin (born 17 December 1981) is a British academic. Goodwin is currently Professor of Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

Early life and education[edit]

He graduated with a First Class BA in Politics and Contemporary History from the University of Salford in 2003, an MA in political science from the University of Western Ontario in 2004, and completed his PhD under the supervision of Roger Eatwell at the University of Bath in 2007.

Academic career[edit]

Goodwin worked as Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham from 2010 to 2015, and Research Fellow at the Institute for Political and Economic Governance (IPEG) at the University of Manchester from 2008 to 2010. Since 2015, he has been Professor of Politics at the University of Kent.[1]

His research focuses on British politics, radical right politics and Euroscepticism.[2]

He is the co-editor of The New Extremism in 21st Century Britain (Routledge).[3] He is also the author of New British Fascism: Rise of the British National Party (Routledge)[4] and co-author (with Robert Ford) of Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain (Routledge, 2014). His research has appeared in the New Statesman,[5] The Guardian,[6] Westminster Hour[7] and Prospect magazine.[8]


In 2014, Goodwin was awarded the Richard Rose Prize by the Political Studies Association (PSA), which is given to one early career academic each year for their contribution to research.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Professor Matthew Goodwin". Chatham House. 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Matthew Goodwin". School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. 
  3. ^ Routledge (22 February 2010). "The New Extremism in 21st Century Britain (Paperback)". Routledge. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Goodwin, Matthew (28 April 2011). "New British Fascism: Rise of the British National Party (Paperback)". Routledge. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "The BNP's breakthrough". New Statesman. UK. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Matthew Goodwin and Robert Ford: Prejudice is declining, but there is still huge support for the BNP | Comment is free". The Guardian. UK. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "BNP". BBC News. 25 July 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Life after Griffin « Prospect Magazine". Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Conference highlights 2014". Political Studies Association. 

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