My two current main research projects are the following.

  • Subnational context and radical right support in Europe (in collaboration with¬†Wouter van der Brug, Sarah de Lange, and Tom van der Meer; funded by an NWO Open Research Area grant). The goal of this project is to understand how citizens’ immediate context – such as their neighborhood or region – shapes their attitudes and political preferences, most importantly regional and local resentment and support for the populist radical right. Go to project website
  • The causes and consequences of affective polarization¬†(funded by an NWO Veni grant). This project aims to establish the causes and consequences of (as well as potential remedies against) affective polarization – increasing mutual hostility between citizens with opposing worldviews or political identities – in European democracies. See this page for more information.