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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, a 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.
I am a 'Sapere Aude' research leader funded by the Danish Research Council (6.500.000 DKr) (more info here) and an AUFF NOVA Grant holder generously funded by Aarhus University Research Fund (AUFF, 2.000.000 DKr). I start my 4-year 'Sapere Aude' project in 2024 and end my NOVA project in 2023. Link to the NOVA project. In the NOVA project, always brilliant Roman Senninger is 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.
I joined the editorial board at European Journal of Political Research in 2023.
I organized the ECPR Summer School on Political Parties in 2020-2022 in Aarhus for 75 international PhD-students in total. A fantastic experiment to bring together the rising starts in the field.
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 November 2023, I have been a professor in political science at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. From 2018 to 2024, I was the union representative in the department supporting and representing some 200 colleagues.
For more details, see my CV.
I proudly supervise PhD-students in the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. Tobias Varneskov defended his thesis on the politics of income taxes in Spring 2023, and Karl Møller in on his journey in understanding the politics of energy and climate changes.
I was the chair of the PhD-thesis assessment committees of Frederik Jørgensen, Thomas Kristensen and Danielle May (Aarhus). They succesfully defended their PhD-theses at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University
I am happily married to my amazing wife, Merete Bech Seeberg, who keeps me updated 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 us busy, laughing, and entertained.