BIO: Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Research Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. She was born and educated in Belgium (KU Leuven), taught at the University of Toronto (1994-2000), and moved to Chapel Hill in 2000. Hooghe has had fellowships & visiting professorships at Cornell University; Nuffield, Oxford; the EUI, Florence; the WZB Berlin; VU Amsterdam; Konstanz University; Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst; Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; IAS Vienna; Sciences Po-Paris; the Free University of Berlin. She is a former chair of the European Politics & Society section of the APSA and of the European Union Studies Association. In 2017 she received the APSA Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award. Hooghe is PI of a five-year advanced European Research Grant, Transnational – local triggers, social networks, and group identities (2021-2025), which seeks to explain political polarization in Europe and the US. The project is hosted at the RSCAS, EUI.
Hooghe’s research and teaching are chiefly in comparative politics, multilevel governance, international organization, political behavior, and measurement. She has published in the leading journals of political science. From 2010 to 2015, she was co-leading with Gary Marks an ERC-funded project on multilevel governance, summarized in four books published by Oxford University Press, Measuring Regional Authority (2016), Community, Scale and Regional Governance (2016), Measuring International Authority (2017), and A Theory of International Organization (2019). To access data and publications, please click Regional authority (RAI) or International authority (MIA). To access data from the Chapel Hill expert survey on political parties (CHES), please click here.
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Liesbet is teaching at UNC Chapel Hill this Spring, and will be at the EUI to lead TRANSNATIONAL from mid-May 2023 through mid-July 2024.
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Last updated: Jan 10, 2023