I am a political scientist interested in unravelling some of the most important challenges facing the European continent today. I work at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as a Westerdijk Chair and Professor of Political Behaviour in Europe. I publish books, academic articles, blogs and commentary on European politics, public opinion, political corruption and accountability as well as remittances and migration.

I have published articles on these topics in journals including the American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, and the the Journal of Politics. I have also published commentaries in Foreign Affairs, the Washington’s Post The Monkey Cage as well as several blogs. News coverage of my work has appeared in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and multiple other international outlets.

In 2018, I published a book Euroscepticism and the Future of European integration with Oxford University Press. This book received the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Best Book in EU Studies Award in 2019 and listed in the top-5 book about Europe’s future by the Financial Times. Currently, together with Sara Hobolt, I am completing a book The Rise of Challenger Parties for Princeton University Press.

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.

Follow me on Twitter @CatherineDVries


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