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Dr. Maurits J. Meijers

I am an Assistant Professor for Political Science at the Department of Political Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In 2023, I was a Visiting Professor at the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Democracy at Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal and Visiting Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, in Montréal, Quebec.

My research focuses broadly on political representation and the competition between political parties. Specifically, I am interested in representation and party competition in European Union politics as well as in questions concerning the quality of representation and democracy. My work has been published in academic journals such as European Journal of Political Research, The Journal of PoliticsComparative Political Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics, and Party Politics.

In 2019,  I received a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the research project “‘Credible’ or ‘Capricious’? The Reputational Cost of Party Policy Change”. More information can be found here.

In 2020, I have been awarded an Early Career Award – Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences).

I am also the initiator and a Principal Investigator of the Populism and Political Parties Expert Survey (POPPA). More information can be found on Since January 2020, I am also an editorial board member of the peer reviewed journal Politics of the Low Countries.

I hold an MA European Studies from KU Leuven (Belgium) and an MSc European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). In 2016, I completed my PhD in Political Science with a summa cum laude at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.

My current CV can be found here.