John Kenny
Lecturer in Politics


I completed a BSc Government degree at University College Cork, Ireland in 2013. Following this, I undertook an MPhil Politics (Comparative Government) degree at St Catherine’s College, Oxford before commencing a DPhil Sociology degree at Trinity College in 2015 where I have been since.


I have been teaching tutorials in Political Sociology at Oxford since January 2017.


My research interests are in the areas of public opinion and environmental politics

Selected Publications

Kenny, John (2018), ‘The role of economic perceptions in influencing views on climate change: An experimental analysis with British respondents’, Climate Policy, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 581-592, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2017.1414026

Kenny, John (2018), ‘Environmental protection preferences under strain: An analysis of the impact of changing individual perceptions of economic and financial conditions on environmental public opinion during economic crisis’, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp.105-124, DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2017.1395884