Love Christensen

Love Christensen

Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Science

Aarhus University


Biography

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. I did my PhD at the University of Gothenburg and will defend my dissertation in the fall 2021.

I do theoretically driven research at the intersection of political economy, political behavior and political psychology. In particular, I am interested in issues in political information and strategic communication.

My research focuses on two main questions. How do (and should) voters form preferences and beliefs about politicians, parties and policies? And how does this, in turn, affect the behavior of political actors?

I study this using formal models, experiments and quasi-experiments. I also do work where I study scientific research itself from a political information perspective.

Interests

  • Behavioral political economy

  • Political information

  • Applied formal theory

  • Experimental research

Education

  • PhD Candidate in Political Science

    University of Gothenburg

  • MA in Political Science

    University of Mannheim

  • BSc in Political Science and Economics

    University of Gothenburg