Daniel Bischof

Aarhus University & University of Zurich.

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 and a SNSF Ambizione Grant Holder 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. More information on the two major research projects I currently work on can be found below:

1.) The Causes & Consequences of Extreme Party Entrance (funded by SNSF Ambizione Grant: www.extremeentrance.github.io)

2.) DEMNORM - Democratic Norms (funded by Carlsberg Foundation Young Research Fellowship & AUFF Starting Grant: https://demnorm.github.io/)




selected papers

  1. OSF
    Out-group Threat and Xenophobic Hate Crimes: Evidence of Local Intergroup Conflict Dynamics between Immigrants and Natives
    with Sascha Riaz and Markus Wagner,
    revise & resubmit: Journal of Politics 2021
  2. OSF
    Wealth of Tongues: Why Peripheral Regions Vote for the Radical Right in Germany
    with Daniel Ziblatt and Hanno Hilbig,
    revise & resubmit: American Political Science Review 2021
  3. OSF
    How Simple Messages Affect Voters’ Knowledge and Their Perceptions of Politicians
    with Roman Senninger,
  4. OSF
    Lost in Transition – Where Are All the Social Democrats Today?
    with Thomas Kurer,
    prepared for an edited book by Silja HĂ€usermann and Herbert Kitschelt 2021