Eline de Rooij

Assistant Professor

M.A. (First-Class) (University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
D.Phil. (University of Oxford)


Email : eline_de_rooij@sfu.ca
Phone : 778-782-5858
Office Location : AQ6060


Eline de Rooij joined the Department in 2012. Before coming to SFU she held a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowship at Nuffield College (University of Oxford).

Dr. de Rooij’s research interests concern aspects of comparative politics, in particular electoral and non-electoral political behavior, as well as the political engagement of minority and marginal groups. She also has a specific interest in field experimental research.  

Her recent work includes three main projects: 1) a comparative study of immigrants’ political involvement; 2) an examination of the role of situational triggers on the relationship between perceived threat and ethnic prejudice; and 3) a series of experiments aimed at testing the effects of voter mobilization messages on turnout in the US and the UK.


‘When State Reponses Fail: Religion and Secessionism in India 1952-2002’ (with G. Capoccia and L.D. Sáez), The Journal of Politics, 2012, 74(4), doi: 10.1017/S0022381612000564.

‘Patterns of Immigrant Political Participation: Explaining Differences in Types of Political Participation between Immigrants and the Majority Population in Western Europe’, European Sociological Review, 2012, 28(4): 455-481, doi: 10.1093/esr/jcr010.

‘Peripheral Participants: The Activation of the Politically Less Engaged in Advanced Democracies’, in J.W. van Deth and W. Maloney (eds), New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society: Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action. London: Routledge, 2011, pp. 157-177.

‘Field Experiments on Political Behavior and Collective Action’ (with D.P. Green and A.S. Gerber), Annual Review of Political Science, 2009, 12: 389-395, doi: 10.1146/annurev.polisci.12.060107.154037.