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Jasper Muis (Rotterdam, 1976) is an assistant professor at the Sociology Department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research interests include right-wing populism and protest behaviour. His PhD dissertation (cum laude) on the media’s impact on the rise of right-wing populism in the Netherlands received multiple awards, including the Praemium Erasmianum Research Prize for outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences.


He teaches Bachelor courses "Social Research Methodology" and "Descriptive and Inferential Statistics" for students of all disciplinary backgrounds at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Currently, he is chair of the Bachelor of Sociology Programme Committee [opleidingscommissie].


His research interest lies in the fields of right-wing parties and movements, nationalism, immigration, political participation, protests, democratization, political communication, collective behaviour and complex adaptive systems. The theoretical approaches to study these phenomena include evolution theory and agent-based modelling. Methodologically, his expertise is survey research and content analysis, using both traditional and new media.

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Education/Academic qualification

Social Sciences, cum laude, PhD

Sociology, Master


  • H Social Sciences
  • social movements
  • protest
  • collective action
  • immigration
  • J Political Science
  • far right parties
  • populism
  • political participation
  • PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • Social research methodology
  • Agent-Based modelling
  • Content analysis

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immigration Social Sciences
Netherlands Social Sciences
political communication Social Sciences
political stability Social Sciences
research interest Social Sciences
survey research Social Sciences
facebook Social Sciences
political participation Social Sciences

Research Output 2009 2019

Online and offline political participation under repression: Iranian Green Movement supporters between two elections, 2009-2013

Honari, A., 2019, 243 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Online discontent: comparing Western European far-right groups on Facebook

Klein, O. & Muis, J., 10 Jul 2018, In : European Societies. p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

political discourse

Causes and consequences of the rise of populist radical right parties and movements in Europe

Muis, J. C. & Immerzeel, T., 2017, In : Current Sociology. 65, 6, p. 909-930

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Europas rechter Strahlemann. Prävention in den Niederlanden

Muis, J. C. & van Kessel, S. T., 2017, In : Couragiert. Ausgabe 2017, 1, p. 44-45

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Bedreigde identiteiten. De wisselwerking tussen anti-islambewegingen en de radicale islam

Klandermans, P. G., van Stekelenburg, J., Duijndam, C., Honari, A., Muis, J. C., Slootman, M. W., Welschen, S. I., Klein, O. & Mahieu, G., 2016, Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Research output: Book / ReportReportAcademic

Open Access

Activities 2012 2014

  • 1 Expert meeting
  • 1 Membership

Meeting "Future Leaders" (wetenschap), Platform INS (unpaid, outside VU employment time)

J.C. Muis (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventExpert meetingSocietal

Peilen doe je zo!, Amsterdam (External organisation)

J.C. Muis (Member)

Activity: MembershipSocietal


FSW disseration award 2012

J.C. Muis (Recipient), 2013


young academics
social science
earning a doctorate
young academics
earning a doctorate
social science