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Educated in the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam) and the United States (Stony Brook University), Marco Steenbergen is a renowned political scientist, specializing in political methodology and political psychology. Currently he holds the Chair of Political Methodology at the University of Zurich and is an affiliated faculty member in the political psychology program of UC Irvine.
His research interests include social statistics, the political psychology of electoral behavior and public opinion, political parties, and political representation. Current research projects include choice set models of electoral behavior and party competition, the rise of populism in Europe, measurement equivalence, and attitudes toward asylum seekers and immigrants.
Among his recent publications is the award-winning book The Ambivalent Partisan, co-authored with Howard Lavine and Christopher Johnston, and published by Oxford University Press (2012).