Carolin Hjort Rapp

Carolin Hjort Rapp

Associate Professor

Office: 18.2.08

Office hours outside the semester: on request via email.  

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My research is in Political Sociology, Political Psychology, and Comparative Politics. My interest in cross-national and sub-national analysis addresses the comparative perspective, mainly of European countries. My research's closeness to political psychology is given by my firm reliance on social psychological theories, such as social identity theory or group-threat theories, and my general interest in how individuals' personalities form their actions and attitudes. And last, my research falls into the area of political sociology as I want to explain individual attitudes and behaviour and, second, how institutions, such as the welfare state and institutional or social norms, influence these attitudes and actions. Above all, my research is led by a strong focus on quantitative methods and survey research. 


Primary fields of research

Immigration research, consequences of anti-immigrant attitudes, political and social tolerance, nationalism and national identification, political psychology, health inequalities, survey methods


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