Maria Oskarson


Department of Political
+46 31-786 45 99
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

About Maria Oskarson


PhD, Professor.

Member of steering group for CERGU.

Member of steering group of SOM institute.

Chair for Steering Group ESS/SHARE (Sweden).

Areas of interest

My research interest is focussed on political cleavages, that is the association between social position and political attitudes or voting, and how these associations vary with contextual factors such as welfare politics, party systems and political institutions, both in Sweden and in a comparative perspective.

Current research

I am currently working in two projects. The first is "Consideration set models for Party Choice" (together with Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson). The project works with sequential decision models for party choice in Sweden in conjunction with the Swedish elections in 2014. The other project is The Paradox of Health Care Futures” ( HEALTHDOX) , financed by NORFACE and is lead byprofessor Ellen Immergut; Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Tyskland. The project focus on helth politics and policy reforms and public attitudes.


Teaching and tutoring

My teaching is mainly in Political Science and European Studies together with supervision on all levels from Ba to PhD.