Ann-Kristin Kölln

Aarhus University
Department of Political Science
Bartholins Allé 7
8000 Aarhus, Denmark





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I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. Previously, I held positions as 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.

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

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

I am the co-principal investigator of the 2015 and 2019 Swedish Party Membership survey. At the University of Twente, I was part of the Dutch European Social Survey and involved in the design and analyses of several population-based survey experiments.

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.