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.