Background and activities

I study political conflict over European integration and globalization. My research addresses Euroscepticism as well as public debate in mass media, the internet and parliamentary settings. 

Currently, my research focuses on what social media reveal about our political opinions as coordinator of the project Trondheim Analytica, on public discourses about democracy in Europe as partner in RECONNECT and on unelected representatives and their impact on liberal democracy as principal investigator of UNREP.

I studied political science at the University of Amsterdam and hold a PhD in political science from ARENA, Center for European Studies, University of Oslo (2011). From 2011 to 2016, I was a Senior Researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Germany. I have also been a visiting fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Stockholm University and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University. Since 2016, I've been teaching and researching European politics at NTNU.