I am a political scientist interested in unravelling some of the most important challenges facing the European continent and its surroundings today. I work at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as a Westerdijk Chair and Professor of Political Behaviour in Europe. I publish book, academic articles, blogs and commentary on Euroscepticism and the European Union, political change in Europe and the rise of challenger parties, political corruption as well as remittances and migration.

In 2018, I published a book Euroscepticism and the Future of European integration with Oxford University Press, and together with Sara Hobolt I am completing a book Challenger Parties: Political Change in Europe for Princeton University Press. My work has appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Comparative Political Studies.In 2014, I received the American Political Science Association Emerging Scholar Award for her contribution to the field of elections, public opinion and voting behaviour

Since 2015, I also act as a scientific advisor for eupinions funded by the Bertelsmann Foundation. eupinions is an independent platform for European public opinion. Through the eupinions platform, quarterly data is collected, analysed and commented to establish how the European public thinks about current political issues. Check out the eupinions website for more information.

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Department of Political Science & Public Administration
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1055
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Email: c.e.de.vries[at]vu.nl
Twitter: @CatherineDVries