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Mitya Pearson

Mitya Pearson

Teaching Associate


Mitya Pearson is a Teaching Associate in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). Mitya completed his undergraduate degree in Politics at the University of Sheffield, his MA (Politics & Contemporary History) at King’s College London (KCL) and his PhD in the Department of Political Economy at KCL. Before joining POLIS, Mitya taught British and comparative politics at KCL and the LSE as well as working for several years as a researcher in energy and climate change policy at a Westminster thinktank.

Research Interests

Mitya’s research interests are principally in the areas of environmental politics and British politics.


POL13: British and European Politics

Key Publications

Mitya Pearson, ‘Tentative Feelers: The Liberal Party’s Response to the Emergence of the Ecology Party’, The Journal of Liberal History, No 104, Autumn, 2019, pp.34-8

Mitya Pearson & Wolfgang Rüdig, ‘The Greens in the 2019 European elections’, Environmental Politics, Vol 29 No 2, 2020, pp.336-43 

Neil Carter & Mitya Pearson, ‘A “climate election”? The environment and the Greens in the 2019 UK general election’, Environmental Politics, Vol 29 No 4, 2020, pp.746-51