I am professor of political science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where I am also ICREA Academia research fellow. I direct the Master in Political Science and the research group on Democracy, Elections and Citizenship.
My main areas of research deal with different aspects of citizens’ involvement in politics in advanced democracies. This includes an interest in the causes and consequences of electoral turnout, political protest, digital media and political attitudes. I am also interested in attitudes towards corruption and in survey and experimental methodology. Recently my research has focused on the attitudinal consequences of the economic crisis, with a special focus on populist attitudes. In my next project I intend to explore the relationship between populist attitudes, cognitive mobilization and value change.
During the 2018-2019 academic year I will be fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University.