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prof. dr. C.W.A.M. Aarts

Professor of Political Institutions and Behaviour, Dean of the Faculty BSS
prof. dr. C.W.A.M. Aarts

Kees Aarts is since 2016 Professor of Political Institutions and Behavior, and Dean of the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Previously he was Professor of Political Science at the University of Twente (2005-16), where he worked since 1985. His research focuses on democracy, elections and electoral behavior, in the Netherlands as well as in an international comparative perspective. His interests also include social science data and methodology. Aarts received Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Amsterdam (1979 and 1985), and his PhD degree from the University of Twente (1990).

His professional activities currently include: member of the Permanent Committee for Large-scale Scientific Infrastructure; board member of the Wiardi Beckman Stichting, scientific bureau for social democracy in the Netherlands.

Aarts has served as co-editor of Acta Politica (2010-15) and on the editorial boards of American Political Science Review (2012-16), Electoral Studies (2000-16), Journal of Politics (2001-05), Methodological Innovations Online (2006-15), and Swiss Political Science Review (2016-20).

Kees Aarts is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW).

A detailed CV can be found here.

Last modified:01 July 2020 5.15 p.m.

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Grote Rozenstraat 15
9712 TG Groningen
The Netherlands