Dr. Martin Rosema

Photo: Gijs van Ouwerkerk

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Telephone: + 31 53 489 3280 / 3897
Email: Martin Rosema
Room: RA-4127

General information

Martin Rosema is assistant professor of political science at the University of Twente. His primary research interests are elections and referendums, with a particular focus on the psychology of voting. He has published on topics such as partisanship, strategic voting, and electoral turnout. He is also an expert on voting advice applications. Other recurring themes in his research are political psychology and the quality of political representation.

He teaches in the bachelor and master programmes in (European) Public Administration and European Studies about political science, democratic legitimacy, and European politics; and in the bachelor and pre-master programmes in Psychology he teaches about research methods. He is co-editor of the highly-ranked academic journal Political Psychology and an active member of several professional organisations.

Short biography

Before joining the department in Twente, Martin Rosema studied political science at Leiden University and social psychology at the University of Cambridge. He received a doctorate on the basis of his dissertation “The Sincere Vote: A Psychological Study of Voting” (Leiden University, 2004). In 2006 he was guest lecturer at University College Utrecht.

During his time in Twente, he held several editorial and board positions, including co-director of the Dutch Parliamentary Election Study (2006), co-editor of the journal Res Publica (2007-2010), member of the governing council of the International Society of Political Psychology (2008-2011), member of the executive board of the Dutch Political Science Association (2009-2015), and co-director of the Trans-Atlantic Consortium for European Union Studies and Simulations (2010-2014).

For more information about his academic work, please see the links below.