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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.

Education

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].

Research

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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Academic qualification

Social Sciences, cum laude, PhD

Award Date: 9 Mar 2012

Sociology, Master

Award Date: 2 Oct 2000

Keywords

  • 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

User created Keywords

  • Social research methodology
  • Agent-Based modelling
  • Content analysis

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