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Anastasia Bektimirova (DPIR, University of Oxford)

Anastasia Bektimirova is an MPhil Politics student in the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her research investigates Europeanisation at the United Nations, focusing on the effect of the EU accession on voting alliances and patterns of cooperation in the General Assembly.

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OxPol Blogcast showcases research, analysis, insights, and experiences from the members of the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), and specialist guests from the Oxford academic community and beyond. On this episode of the OxPol Blogcast, host Anastasia Bektimirova is joined by Marta Antonetti, a DPhil Politics researcher at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). Marta guides us through her research on the effect of having diverse role models in politics on widening political participation among the underrepresented groups. We also discuss what it means to take an intersectional approach in social science research, and why it is important. Find out more about Marta’s research at This episode is part of the series Women in Politics: Perspectives from …