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.

PUBLICATIONS – Journal Articles

Foos, Florian and de Rooij, Eline A.  ‘All in the Family: Partisan Disagreement and Electoral Mobilization in Intimate Networks – a Spillover Experiment.’ American Journal of Political Science, 2016, Early View (Online), 1-16, doi: 10.1111/ajps.12270

De Rooij, Eline A. and Green, Donald P. ‘Radio Public Service Announcements and Voter Participation among Native Americans: Evidence from Two Field Experiments.’ Political Behavior, 2016, Online First, 1-20, doi: 10.1007/s11109-016-9358-4

De Rooij, Eline A., Goodwin, Matthew J. and Pickup, Mark. ‘Threat, Prejudice and the Impact of the Riots in England.’ Social Science Research, 2015, 51: 369-383, doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2014.09.003

Capoccia, Giovanni, Sáez, Lawrence D. and de Rooij, Eline A. ‘When State Reponses Fail: Religion and Secessionism in India 1952-2002.’ The Journal of Politics, 2012, 74(4): 1010-1022, doi: 10.1017/S0022381612000564

De Rooij, Eline A. ‘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 A., Green, Donald P. and Gerber, Alan S. ‘Field Experiments on Political Behavior and Collective Action.’ Annual Review of Political Science, 2009, 12: 389-395, doi: 10.1146/annurev.polisci.12.060107.154037

PUBLICATIONS – Book Chapters

De Rooij, Eline A. ‘Shamed into Voting: How Our Nearest and Dearest Motivate Us to Turn Out.’ In P. Cowley and R. Ford (eds), Sex, Lies & the Ballot Box: 50 Things You Need to Know About British Elections. London: Biteback Publishing, 2014, pp. 51-54

De Rooij, Eline A. and Reeskens, Tim. ‘Conventional and Unconventional Political Participation.’ 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 A. ‘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