| Academic and Lecturer|
University of Kent
| Matthew Goodwin|
| Matthew James Goodwin|
17 December 1981 (age 34) (1981-12-17)
Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain
University of Salford, University of Western Ontario, University of Bath
Matthew Goodwin Wikipedia
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.
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.
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.
His research focuses on British politics, radical-right politics and Euroscepticism.
He is the co-editor of The New Extremism in 21st Century Britain (Routledge). He is also the author of New British Fascism: Rise of the British National Party (Routledge) 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, The Guardian, The Westminster Hour and Prospect magazine.
On 27 May 2017, he predicted that Labour would not reach 38% of the vote in the general election. Labour did and, on 10 June, Goodwin ate one page out of his book, live on Sky News.
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.