Dr Rodolfo Leyva is a political psychologist and lecturer of criminology and sociology at Middlesex University. He has previously taught at King's College London, the University of Westminster, the University of West London and Santa Monica College, and has worked as a post-doctoral research associate on various ESRC and Leverhulme funded education and social-psychology projects at King's College London and Birkbeck, University of London. His research synthesizes quantitative, experimental and qualitative methods and leading paradigms from political-economy, sociology, media studies and the cognitive sciences to explore the socio-cognitive and structural reproduction of neoliberal societies and political socialisation. The practical application of his work includes the development of evidence-based policy, pedagogical and mass media interventions that can help to improve youth citizenship programmes, formal and participatory democratic engagement, media literacy, and NGO and activist campaigns concerned with social justice and humanitarian objectives.
English and Spanish
I'm actively engaged in developing and teaching foundation, undergraduate and post-graduate level modules on Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Sociology, Media and Cultural Studies, Political Theory, Cognitive Psychology and Corporate Crime.
Ruggiero, Vincenzo and Leyva, Rodolfo (2017) Organised crime and terrorist networks: literature exploration and open access bibliography. Project Report. Horizon 2020 European Commission, On line. (Published online first)
Martellozzo, Elena and Monaghan, Andrew and Adler, Joanna R. and Davidson, Julia and Leyva, Rodolfo and Horvath, Miranda A. H. (2016) "I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it…”A quantitative and qualitative examination of the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people. Project Report. Middlesex University, NSPCC, OCC.
King, Heather and Dawson, Emily and Leyva, Rodolfo (2015) Highlighting the wider relevance of science centre evaluations: a reflection on the evaluation of a physics engagement programme. Journal of Science Communication, 14 (4). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1824-2049
Leyva, Rodolfo (2012) Exploring neoliberal social-reproduction: a working theoretical framework. Working Paper. Centre for Public Policy Research, King's College London, London.
Leyva, Rodolfo (2010) The times they are not a changing: neoliberal interpellation, revisiting the Frankfurt school. In: Diverse engagement: Drawing in the margins. Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Cambridge. French, Matthew and Jackson, Simon and Jokisuu, Elina , eds. University of Cambridge, Graduate Development Programme, Cambridge, UK, pp. 92-102. ISBN 9780956613912