Ann-Kristin Kölln

University of Gothenburg
Department of Political Science
Box 711
40530 Gothenburg, Sweden





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I am a Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg and a member of the Young Academy of Sweden.

My teaching and research interests include political parties in Europe, public opinion, survey methodology, and theories of representative democracy.

Previously, I held positions as Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Research Fellow at KU Leuven, COFAS Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Gothenburg, and as Junior Researcher at the University of Twente, where I also obtained my Ph.D. in political science in 2014. The thesis won the 2015 Jaarprijs Politicologie for the best Ph.D. dissertation from the Dutch and Belgian Political Science Association.

In 2021, I received an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council for a project titled "The Benefits of Conflict: How Factions Can Enhance Political Parties' Electoral Performance". Information for data subjects can be found here.

From the American Political Science Association's Section on Political Organizations and Parties I received the Emerging Scholar Award and the Jack Walker Award in 2018.

I am the co-principal investigator of the 2015 and the 2019 Swedish Party Membership Survey. At the University of Twente, I was part of the Dutch European Social Survey.

I have also done commissioned work for think tanks in Germany and the United States, as well as for the Swedish Royal Commission on Democracy.

I am a volunteer at d|part - Think Tank for Political Participation.