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Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Mathilde Van Ditmars

Mathilde Van Ditmars, Dr.

  • Associated researcher / Assoziierte Forscherin

Curriculum vitae

Mathilde van Ditmars is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science of the University of Lucerne. Previously, she worked at Leiden University after obtaining her PhD at the European University Institute. Her research focuses on political sociology and political behaviour in Western democracies, with a particular focus on processes of political socialization; and the impact of socio-economic conditions (e.g., education, occupation, and social stratification) and gender on political behaviour in knowledge economies. She is also the scientific coordinator of the SNSF-funded project DIGIPOL that studies the potential of digitalization-induced political conflict reflected in public opinion, political behaviour and partisan politics. Her work has appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, among others.


Comparative political behaviour, Political sociology, Gender and politics, European and Dutch politics