Clemens Jarnach

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Clemens Jarnach

DPhil in Sociology

Thesis: News Consumption, Media Use, and Voter Choice in British Politics

Supervisor: Stephen Fisher

Clemens is a Doctoral Student in Sociology at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, specialising in computational social science and social networks.

His research focuses on public opinion and electoral behaviour, with recent work covering topics such as political polarisation, Brexit, echo chambers, political identities, and voting in referendums and general elections. Clemens specialises in quantitative research and uses primarily large survey and digital trace data with statistics and machine learning methods.

His doctoral thesis focuses on understanding the complexity behind public opinion formation, exploring how individuals decide on their voting preferences, party affiliations, and political identity. This involves studying various influences on opinion formation, including media and social networks, while also considering cognitive processes and biases.

Clemens' research contributes valuable insights into the forces shaping public opinion in our time, with broader implications for society by helping us understand the mechanisms behind political attitudes and voting.

He holds a BSc in Business Studies with a specialization in Finance from Bayes Business School, of the City, University of London, and an MSc in Sociology from the University of Oxford. Besides his academic interests, he is always interested in discussing topics such as mountaineering and protecting nature and wildlife. 

For updates on Clemens' work, publications, and blog, please visit his website.