I am currently an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Comparative Politics at the University of Surrey.

My main research fields are comparative political behaviour and public opinion, particularly in Western Europe but also in Latin America. I am the principal investigator of the Global Public Opinions Project and a team leader for Team Populism.

My specific interests include public opinion, responsiveness, congruence, executive approval and macro-politics. I also study populism and political extremism.

I am always interested to explore new collaborations, as well as supervising ambitious and motivated research students, both at the MA and PhD level, in any of the following areas of research:

Comparative politicsPolitical behaviour and public opinion
Political sociology, socio-political attitudes and value changePopulism, political extremism and radicalism
Political and electoral participationPolitical institutions, parties and party systems
Cross-cultural and trans-national diffusion patternsQuantitative and qualitative research methodology

Department of Politics
University of Surrey
Guildford, GU2 7XH
United Kingdom

Email: s.vanhauwaert[at]surrey.ac.uk

Twitter: @SMVanHauwaert