Professor Martin Bull

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

Crescent House Room 510

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Current positions

Professor of Politics


I am Professor of Politics in the School of Arts & Media at the University of Salford. At Salford I was formerly: Deputy Chair of Senate (2008-15), Member of University Council (2008-15), Chair of the Academic Audit and Governance Committee (2008-15), Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Arts, Media & Social Sciences (2004-2009), Founding Head of the School of English, Sociology, Politics & Contemporary History (1999-2002), and Head of the Department of Politics and Contemporary History (1997-98). I was also Director of the European Consortium of Political Research (2013-19) and formerly Academic Director (2006-11) and Executive Committee Member (2003-06). I have been a Visiting Fellow/Professor/Lecturer at several institutions, including the European University Institute (Florence), London School of Economics, Wayne State University (Detroit), University of Nottingham, University of Clermont Ferrand II, Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin), as well as having been a Leverhulme Trust Fellow. I was educated at the universities of Nottingham and Oxford and at the European University Institute, Florence. I am Editor-in-Chief of the Italian Political Science Review and of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies. I was formerly Founding Editor-in-Chief of Social Sciences, Editor of European Political Science and of Modern Italy. I currently serve on the editorial boards of Southern European Society and Politics and Modern Italy.

Areas of research

Italian Politics, Comparative Politics, Eurozone, Political Left, Political Corruption


  • Comparative Politics
  • Corruption in Contemporary Politics

Research Interests

Contemporary Italian politics, southern European politics, the Eurozone, democratization, political corruption, the European left, west European communism and party political change.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BA (Politics) 1st Class, University of Notthingham (1976)
  • MA (Status), University of Oxford (1987)
  • Ph D (Politics), European University Institute, Florence (1987)


  • Member of the UK Political Studies Association
  • Member of the American Political Science Association
  • Member of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy
  • Member of the Conference Group on Italian Society and Politics