Qing Qian Hé


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I am a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management & Social Sciences in the Political Science Group at the University of Twente. My research concentrates on the topic of the role of issue cross-pressures in voters’ political behavior. Specifically, I will analyze in how cross-pressures emerging from holding contradictory voting predispositions based on various issues influence voters’ political behavior. I completed my Master in International Relations at the East China Normal University(China), and got my bachelor degree of engineering (Computer Science and Technology) at the Fujian Normal University (China).


European Politics (Electoral politics, Party politics), Political behavior, Public Opinion, Political psychology


  1. He, QingQian. (2016) Issue Cross-pressures and Time of Voting Decision. Electoral Studies, 44: 362-373.
  2. Issue Cross-Pressures and Swing Voters. Paper presented at 3th Asian Political Methodology Conference (poster), Beijing, China, 08-09, Jan. 2016 and at the Centre for the study of democratic citizenship graduate student conference, 10-11 March, 2016, Quebec, Canada.
  3. Cross-pressures in Voting-Cognitive Versus Affective Heuristics (with Martin Rosema). Paper presented at 3th Amsterdam Political Psychology Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 03-04, Dec. 2015.
  4. Issue Cross-Pressures and Turnout. Paper presented at the 14th Belgium-Dutch Political Science Conference, Masstricht, the Netherlands, 11-12 June, 2015 and at the 5th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association, Vienna, Austria, 25-27, June, 2015.
  5. Issue Cross-Pressures and time of voting decision- the case of the Netherlands, Great Britain and Germany. Paper presented at the 73rd, Annual Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, USA, 16-19 April, 2015.
  6. American Voters’ Issue Voting Behavior Revisited—A Case Study of 2008 American Presidential Election. Paper presented at 5th ECPR Graduate Student Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, 3-5 July 2014.
  7. The Educational Background of Electorate and Its Effect on American Presidential Elections. Paper presented at 2012 Annual Academic Community Conference of Politic Science and International Relations, Beijing, China, 14-15 July 2012.