Nikki Soo


nikki soo


About me

I am a political communication researcher with a wide range of interests, especially how digital tools are integrated in society, media and culture. I am Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Sir Bernard Crick Centre, housed in the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield. In this role, I work on research that studies the relationship between politics, politician and the public. I am also concurrently Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester on a project that examines knowledge gaps and the role of public service broadcasters in the era of misinformation, in partnership with the BBC.

I earned my PhD in Politics at Royal Holloway's New Political Communication Unit in 2018, where I investigated contemporary British MP constituency activities. Carrying out an ethnography with British MPs over a period of 24 months, I am passionate about drawing on innovative methods to gain intimate insights into politics and society. I also founded, produced and edited the department's podcasts, pirwired and npcwired.

I am interested in tackling social inequalities, such as access to information and education, implemented through creative and sustainable solutions. I have previous experience in think tanks, third sector organisations and consultancies in Asia and the UK.

Some of my writing has been published on the LSE Review of Books, RHUL New Pol Com Blog, and Global Policy. To read some of the things I have written, click here.

For more information, check out my CV.


What I am currently working on

/ October 2018

  • Starting work at the Sir Bernard Crick Centre, at the University of Sheffield!

  • Editing and submitting article on comparing how incumbent MPs and party candidates establish constituency presences with various tools with Sofia Collignon and Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudso for review. Preliminary results were presented at ECPR in Hamburg, August 2018.

  • Writing and submitting an article based on my presentation at Oxford Internet Institute Policy and Internet Journal Conference in September, where I discuss the challenges MPs face when integrating online and offline tools in their constituency communication.


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