Julie Hassing Nielsen

Julie Hassing Nielsen

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Political Science - Statsvetenskap 

Main research areas

  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Psychology 
  • European Politics

Current research and teaching

My academic work concentrates on the democratic challenges in contemporary European Politics, including insights from the political psychology research and populism literature. At Lund University, I teach comparative politics and research methods. 

For more see www.juliehassingnielsen.dk


I joined the Department in 2020. Previously, I have been post.doc and Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen (2013-2017), European Chief Advisor at the Think Tank Kraka (2015-2018), and Senior Analytical Consultant at Labour Union Djøf (2015-2020). I hold a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (2012), an MPhil from Cambridge (2008) , and  a MA from University of Copenhagen (2008).  

Ongoing research projects

Currently, I am principal investigator of a comparative project on popular attitudes towards the Covid19-pandemic policies in Denmark and Sweden. Concurrently, I am finalising a project on how democratic size is detrimental to internal efficacy, using experimental designs, as well as look into the evolution of populism and support for stealth democracy in contemporary Europe. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science


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