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My name is Luke Field. I’m a PhD candidate in University College Dublin‘s School of Politics and International Relations.

This website is used as a ‘one-stop shop’ for sharing my work with a broad audience, including my research, other academic publications, and general commentary on politics and current affairs.

If you’d like to get in touch, please send an email to luke@lukefield.ie. In particular, I’m always interested in hearing about new research projects in political science and related fields.



I’m from Cork, living in Dublin since mid-2014.

I’m a graduate of University College Cork. I qualified with a B.A.(Hons) in Politics with Psychology in 2013, and a M.Soc.Sc. in Social Policy shortly after.

I’m currently a PhD candidate at UCD’s School of Politics and International Relations. My research is primarily focused on electoral politics, with my current work focusing on campaign messaging used during Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum in May 2015.

Prior to starting my PhD, I worked in a variety of roles, including an administrative role in Trinity College Dublin, a customer service role in a tech company, and secretarial support for a member of Dáil Éireann (the lower house of the Irish parliament).



  • The Labour Party, 2009-Present
  • Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), 2014-Present
  • Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU), 2015-Present
  • Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI), 2015-Present


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