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Henrik Bech Seeberg
Department of Political Science,
Bartholins Alle 7,
8000 Aarhus C
h [dot] seeberg [at] ps [dot] au [dot] dk
AU web: http://au.dk/h.seeberg@ps
Location: Room 237, building 1340
I am Henrik Bech Seeberg, an associate professor in political science at Aarhus University in Denmark.
My research is concerned with the causes and consequences of party competition and political agenda-setting in advanced democracies. My research has appeared in European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Party Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Policy Studies Journal, JPART among others. I am the winner of the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize for the best article published in West European Politics during 2020. My most recent book 'Explaining Local Policy Agendas' will come out at Palgrave Macmillan in February 2022.
My research has been generously funded by Aarhus University Research Fund (AUFF). I have received 2,000,000 Danish Kr. (about 275,000 Euros) to start a new project 2020-2023 on political parties' attention to societal problems such as an increasing unemployment rate. To help me in the project, I have hired always brilliant Roman Senninger as my wing-man on the project. His web: https://romansenninger.github.io/.
I am a proud co-PI of the Danish Comparative Agendas Project where we gather and content code thousands of political activities, including queens speeches, interpellations, party manifestos and questions to the miniter. More info here.
Teaching fuels my research. I love engaging with my students and discuss how parties in Western democracies set the political agenda to tackle climate changes, terror, unemployment, and crime.
Disseminating my research to a broader audience is a key goal for me, and I frequently lecture for high school students, appear in the radio, or write about my research in Danish newspapers.
PhD in Political Science at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University (2013)
MSc in Political Science and the London School of Economics (LSE) (2008)
Since 2017, I have been an associate professor in political science at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University.
For more details, see my CV.
I proudly supervise two PhD-students in the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. Tobias Varneskov will expectedly defend his thesis on the politics of income taxes, and Karl Møller just started his journey in understanding the politics of climate changes.
I was the chair of the PhD-thesis assessment committees of Frederik Jørgensen and Thomas Kristensen. Both succesfully defended their PhD-thesis at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University
I am happily married to my lovely wife, Merete Bech Seeberg who keeps me update on the latest research on women representation, elections and violence in Sub-Saharian Africa. Together, we have four kids Harald, Bjørk, Finn, and Gertrud who keep me busy, laughing, and entertained.