Doctoral StudentDepartment of Political
About Luca Versteegen
Luca Versteegen is a PhD-student at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg since September 2020. He holds a Bachelor (B.Sc.) in Psychology from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and a Research Master's in Social and Behavioral Sciences (M.Sc.) from Tilburg University, the Netherlands.
Areas of Interest
Political psychology, political behavior and public opinion, identity politics, emotions, radical right, polarization, well-being
I'm interested in how subjective experiences and group membership drive polarization and support for radical right parties. I draw from social psychological theories and emotion research to explain why certain majority members may feel excluded from society, which emotions drive constructive and destructive political behavior, and how polarized groups can find common ground. I use quantitative (experiments, surveys) and qualitative methods (interviews).
Please also have a look at my personal website: https://lucaversteegen.com
- I supervise Bachelor and Master Theses in my field of expertise. Students interested in supervision are more than welcome to reach out.
- Teacher Swedish Politics in a Comparative Perspective (Populist Radical Right Parties and Gender and Welfare).
Those were the what? Contents of nostalgia, relative deprivation and radical right
European Journal of Political Research - 2023
The excluded ordinary? A theory of populist radical right supporters' position in
European Journal of Social Psychology - 2023