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Research interests

I am Professor in Politics at the University of Bath since September 2018. I previously held positions at the Free University of Brussels (VUB), Utrecht University and Victoria University of Wellington. I have also been a visiting scholar at various institutions, including the University of California Berkeley and Irvine, the University of Sydney, the Åbo Akademi University, the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, SciencePo Paris, the Spanish Scientific Research Institute, Ghent University and the Weizenbaum Institut (Berlin). 

My main research interests include political behaviour, public opinion, political representation, and gender and politics. One strand of my current works (with Marion Reiser, Ana Catalano Weeks and Sparsha Saha) investigates citizens' support for positive action measures to increase the political representation of women. I am also involved in a joint research project (with Ana Catalano Weeks, Miki Kittilson and Bonnie Meguid) investigating the descriptive and substantive representation of women in radical right populist parties and how this it linked to these parties' electoral success and gender gap in voting support. Still another project that I am working on, is a book project with Prof. Catherine Bolzendahl on gender and political participation. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Honorary Research Associate, Victoria University of Wellington

1 Jul 2018 → …


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