Sean Carey

Sean Carey is a researcher and lecturer at the Chair for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences.  Before joining the University of Mannheim in 2011 Dr Carey was a lecturer at the University of Sheffield. He completed his PhD at the University of Essex in 2003. After that he was a research fellow at the Harvard-MIT Data Center and held a post-doctoral fellowship in quantitative methods at the University of Oxford. His main research interests are in voting behaviour, public opinion and political parties. His research has previously been funded by the Economic and Research Council, British Academy, Political Studies Association and Electoral Commission in the UK.

Sean Carey teaches courses on research design, data analysis, electoral behaviour and academic writing. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Political Studies Association´s Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching, and in 2008 received a University of Sheffield Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Dr Carey also taught at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and the Oxford Spring School in Quantitative Methods for Social Research. 


A 5, 6, Room B 221

Tel: +49 621 181 3725

Email: secarey(at)

Office hours: Wednesday 9 - 10 h (during term-time only)

It is not necessary to make an appointment to see Dr Carey in office hours during term time. If you would like to meet at an alternative time or outside of the teaching term drop me a line.