Mr Raphael Heuwieser

Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics


After completing his secondary education in South Africa, Raphael studied Politics and French Literature at the Universität Passau, Germany and at Université Laval, Québec before coming to Oxford in 2011 for the two-year MPhil in European Politics (Merton College). He subsequently began his DPhil in Politics as the Elfan-Rees Scholar at the Department of Politics and International Relations and Mansfield College. From January to June 2015, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Government, Harvard University.

Undergraduate teaching 

At Oxford, Raphael previously taught PPE students from Corpus Christi and St Hilda’s. As Non-Stipendiary Lecturer at Hertford, he teaches the Politics Prelims (Introduction to the Practice of Politics), the core paper 201 Comparative Government, and 206 Politics in Europe.  


As a doctoral student, Raphael's current research interests include: legislative behaviour and party loyalty of Members of Parliament; electoral systems; political parties; German Bundestag; UK House of Commons; quantitative research methods.