Daniel Bischof

Aarhus University

Building: 1340, Room: 234

Bartholins Allé 7, DK

8000 Aarhus C, DK

I am an Associate Professor (tenured) of Political Science at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. Prior to Aarhus, I have been an SNF Ambizione (2019-2023) and postdoctoral fellow (2015-2019) at the University of Zurich.

I primarily work on and teach Comparative Politics, Political Behavior and Political Economy. As a scientist, I seek to address research questions which are relevant to both the academic as well as the public debate. This means that I work on some of the key challenges contemporary democracies are facing such as the rise of extremism, its societal consequences, remedies to mitigate extremism, and the erosion of social norms more generally. My studies are primarily empirically oriented using research designs which seek to rigorously test theoretical arguments mostly with (quasi-)experimental designs. If you want to learn more about my work you can find it on the papers, publications and projects pages on this website.




selected papers

  1. OSF
    The Consequences of Punishing Political Ideologies in Democracies – Evidence from Employment Bans in Germany
  2. OSF
    Simplifying Politics: The Impact of Linguistic Style on Citizens’ Political Knowledge and Beliefs About Politicians
  3. OSF
    Out-group Threat and Xenophobic Hate Crimes: Evidence of Local Intergroup Conflict Dynamics between Immigrants and Natives
    revise & resubmit: Journal of Politics 2022
  4. OSF
    Wealth of Tongues: Why Peripheral Regions Vote for the Radical Right in Germany
    revise & resubmit: American Political Science Review 2022