Matthias Dilling is a Departmental Lecturer in Comparative Politics and a Special Lecturer at Magdalen College at Oxford University. He holds a DPhil in Politics and an MPhil in Comparative Government (with distinction) from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College) and a BA (First Class) from the FU Berlin. During his DPhil research, he was a Visiting Researcher at Yale University and the University of Vienna. Before joining the Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), he was a Stipendiary Lecturer (Career Development) in Politics at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. His research is on comparative politics, with special focus on institutional development and party politics in Europe, particularly intra-party politics, party organization, and European center-right and radical right parties.