University of Reading cookie policy

We use cookies on to improve your experience, monitor site performance and tailor content to you

Read our cookie policy to find out how to manage your cookie settings

Dr Robert Huber


Module Convenor for PO3FAR



Building location

Edith Morley

Areas of interest

My overarching research interest is how globalisation induces new challenges to liberal democracy. To answer this question, I employ state-of-the-art methods to study climate and environmental politics, and populism. My methodological approach is characterised by rigour and spans from qualitative case studies to methods of causal inference with observational data; however, I specialise in experimental political science research.

Postgraduate supervision

I am happy to supervise in comparative politics, particularly in the realm of political parties and environmental politics. I am also happy to supervise in certain questions of IR which line up with my research agenda, such as questions on trade attitudes or global environmental politics.


I am a Lecturer at the University of Reading. Before that I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Salzburg and I completed my PhD at ETH Zurich. My research focuses on challenges to (liberal) democracy. Specifically, I am interested in understanding empirically how populism and climate change exert pressure on liberal democratic governance.

Academic qualifications

Dr sc – ETH Zurich (11/2018)

MA – University of Salzburg (03/2015)

BA – University of Salzburg (03/2013)