Kate Dommett is Professor of Digital Politics at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on digital campaigning, political advertising, data and democracy. She has a particular interest in the implications of technology on democratic practice and regulatory responses to these trends, In 2020 Professor Dommett served as Special Advisor to the House of Lords Committee on Democracy and Digital Technology. She was awarded the 2020 Richard Rose Prize by the Political Studies Association for an early-career scholar who has made a distinctive contribution to British politics. Her book, The Reimagined Party was published in 2020, and her new book Data and Democracy in 5 Advanced Democracies has been published with Oxford University Press. More details about her research and publications can be found at www.katedommett.com.

Recent publications

  • Dommett, K., Kefford, G., and Kruschinski, S. (2024) Data-Driven Campaigning in Political Parties: Five Advanced Democracies Compared, Oxford:  Oxford University Press.
  • Dommett, K.  (2024) ‘Understanding the modern election campaign: Analysing campaign eras through financial transparency disclosures at the 2019 UK general election’, Government and Opposition. Forthcoming.
  • Gibson, R., Bon, E. and Dommett, K.  (2024) ‘”I always feel like somebody’s watching me”: What do the U.S. electorate know about political micro-targeting and how much do they care?’, Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, 4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.51685/jqd.2024.001.
  • Barclay, A., Gibson, R., & Dommett, K. (2023) ‘The regulatory ecosystem of data driven campaigning in the UK’. Frontiers in Political Science, 5.https://doi.org/10.3389/fpos.2023.1146470.
  • Dommett, K. and Zhu, Z. (2023) ‘What is an online political advert? An interrogation of conceptual challenges in the formation of digital policy response’, Policy and Internet, 1-18. Available here.  
  • Power, S., Dommett, K., Macintyre, A. & Barclay, A. (2023) ‘Voters’ Understanding of Electoral Spending: Evaluating UK Transparency Mechanisms’, Representation. Available here.
  • Dommett, K., Barclay, A. and Gibson, R. (2023) ‘Just what is data-driven campaigning? A systematic review’, Information, Communication and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2023.2166794.
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