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Dr. Emanuel Coman
Assistant Professor, Political Science


Dr. Coman received his Ph.D. from University in North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. Prior to joining Trinity he worked as a Lecturer at University of Oxford (2014-2016) and a Post Doctoral Prize Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford (2012-2014).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Emanuel Coman, When left or right do not matter: Ideology and spending in Central and Eastern Europe, Research & Politics, 6, (1), 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Emanuel Coman, Local leaders and the distribution of central government funds: Evidence from 18 European democracies, European Journal of Political Research, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Emanuel Coman, Local elites, electoral reform and the distribution of central government funds: Evidence from Romania, Electoral Studies, 53, 2018, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2018

Emanuel Emil Coman, Dimensions of political conflict in West and East: An application of vote scaling to 22 European parliaments., Party Politics, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Emanuel Emil Coman, Electoral Proportionality, Multi-Party Cabinets and Policy Responsiveness, Electoral Studies, 40, 2015, p200 - 211 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Emanuel Emil Coman, Electoral Reforms in Romania: From Need for Party System Consolidation to Need for Increased Quality of Representation, Sudost Europa, 63, (1), 2015, p75 - 94 Journal Article, 2015

Emanuel Emil Coman, Institutions and Vote Unity in Parliaments: Evidence from 33 National Chambers, Journal of Legislative Studies, 21, (3), 2015, p360 - 389 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Trenette Clark and Emanuel Coman, Smoking Trajectories and Health Among Single and Biracial/Ethnic Black Adolescents and Young Adults, Journal of Drug Issues, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Trenette Clark and Emanuel Coman, Developmental Trajectories of Alcohol Use Among Monoracial and Biracial Black Adolescents and Adults, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Emanuel Emil Coman, Increasing Representative Accountability through Electoral Laws: The Consequences of the 2008 Romanian Electoral Reform, Journal of Legislative Studies, 19, (4), 2013, p467 - 489 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Emanuel Emil Coman, Legislative Behavior under High Constituency and Party Leadership Control: The Effect of the 2008 Romanian Electoral Reform, Legislative Studies Quarterly, 37, (2), 2012, p199 - 224 Journal Article, 2012

Emanuel Emil Coman, Notionally Defined Contributions or Private Accounts in Eastern Europe., Comparative Political Studies, 44, (7), 2011, p884 - 909 Journal Article, 2011

Emanuel Emil Coman, Reassessing the Influence of Party Groups on Individual Members of the European Parliament, West European Politics, 32, (6), 2009, p1099 - 1117 Journal Article, 2009

Research Expertise


Parliaments; Party politics; Electoral systems; Local elections


Awards and Honours

Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship, Nuffield College 2012

Oxford M.A. through resolution. 2012

University of North Carolina Kenan Presidential Fellowship 2006-2012

ASSBF Grant (€3,000) for the project "Local Elections in National Contexts" 2018 2018


American Political Science Association

European Political Science Association