Political Science

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Phone: +32-2-6292027


Silvia Erzeel is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science. She teaches courses and conducts research on political representation, political parties, gender and intersectionality, and inequality. Her PhD thesis (2012, VUB) dealt with the political representation of women in national and regional parliaments in Europe. Her current research focuses on three main areas: the integration of gender equality in political parties and in conservative parties in particular, intersectionality and ethnic minority women’s pathways to power in Europe, and the consequences of economic inequality for representative democracy. Since 2018, she is co-convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics.

Research output

  1. Exploring Gender Differences in Support for Rightist Parties: the Role of Party and Gender Ideology

    Research output: Contribution to journalScientific reviewResearchpeer-review

  2. Do youth parliaments boost young people’s engagement with democracy? The case of the 2018 Belgian Jeugd Parlement Jeunesse

    Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferenceUnpublished paperResearch

  3. Gender-based voting

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

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  1. Res Publica Prijs

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