Eline de Rooij


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


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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.


De Rooij, Eline. ‘Threat, Prejudice and the Impact of the Riots in England’ (with M.J. Goodwin and M. Pickup), Social Science Research, 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2014.09.003.

De Rooij, Eline. ‘Conventional and Unconventional Political Participation’ (with T. Reeskens), in W. Arts and L. Halman (eds), Value Contrasts and Consensus in Present-Day Europe: Painting Europe’s Moral Landscapes. Leiden: Brill, 2013, pp. 185-212.

De Rooij, Eline. ‘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.

De Rooij, Eline. ‘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.

De Rooij, Eline. ‘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.

De Rooij, Eline. ‘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.