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dr. T. (Theresa) Kuhn

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number:B10.07
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Theresa Kuhn is Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She is also Head of Studies for the Politics major of the interdisciplinary BA programme PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics) and Co-director of the faculty research priority area ACES (Amsterdam Center for European Studies). 

    Previously, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. Theresa Kuhn obtained a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, in 2011.

    Using survey research and experimental methods, Theresa Kuhn studies how citizens react to globalization and European integration in their political attitudes and collective identities. Her research has been recognized with a number of prizes, including the UACES best book prize for her book Experiencing European Integration. Transnational Lives and European Identity (Oxford University Press 2015).

    For further information including publications, teaching and research projects, please visit Theresa's personal website.


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  • Publications


    • Kuhn, T., & Nicoli, F. (2020). Collective Identities and the Integration of Core State Powers. Journal of Common Market Studies, 58(1), 1-213.
    • Kuhn, T., & Nicoli, F. (2020). Collective identities and integration of Core State Powers. Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Common Market Studies, 58(1), 3-20.
    • Kuhn, T., & Pardos-Prado, S. (Accepted/In press). Corruption and Support for Decentralization. European Journal of Political Research.
    • Kuhn, T., Nicoli, F., & Vandenbroucke, F. I. G. (2020). Preferences for European unemployment insurance: a question of economic ideology or EU support? Journal of European Public Policy, 27(2), 208-226.
    • Kunst, S. C., Kuhn, T., & van de Werfhorst, H. G. (2020). Does education decrease Euroscepticism? A regression discontinuity design using compulsory schooling reforms in four European countries. European Union Politics, 21(1), 24–42.
    • Nicoli, F., Kuhn, T., & Burgoon, B. M. (2020). Collective Identities, European Solidarity: Identification patterns and preferences for European social insurance. Journal of Common Market Studies, 58(1), 76-95.



    • Kuhn, T., Solaz, H., & van Elsas, E. J. (2018). Practising what you preach: How cosmopolitanism promotes willingness to redistribute across the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy, 25(12), 1759-1778 . [details]
    • Lubbers, M., Diehl, C., Kuhn, T., & Larssen, C. A. (2018). Migrants' support for welfare state spending in Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands. Social Policy & Administration, 52(4), 895-913. [details]
    • Sarrasin, O., Kuhn, T., & Lancee, B. (2018). What Explains Increasing Euroscepticism in Switzerland? A Longitudinal Analysis. In R. Tillmann, M. Voorpostel, & P. Farago (Eds.), Social Dynamics in Swiss Society: Empirical Studies Based on the Swiss Household Panel (pp. 203-214). (Life Course Research and Social Policies; Vol. 9). Cham: Springer. [details]
    • Stoeckel, F., & Kuhn, T. (2018). Mobilizing Citizens for Costly Policies: The Conditional Effect of Party Cues on Support for International Bailouts in the European Union. Journal of Common Market Studies, 56(2), 446–461. [details]


    • Kuhn, T. (2016). The social stratification of European schoolchildren’s transnational experiences: a cross-country analysis of the International Civics and Citizenship Study. European Sociological Review, 32(2), 266-279. [details]
    • Kuhn, T., van Elsas, E., Hakhverdian, A., & van der Brug, W. (2016). An ever wider gap in an ever closer union: Rising inequalities and euroscepticism in 12 West European democracies, 1975-2009. Socio-Economic Review, 14(1), 27-45. [details]




    • Hakhverdian, A., van Elsas, E., van der Brug, W., & Kuhn, T. (2013). Euroscepticism and education: a longitudinal study of 12 EU member states, 1973-2010. European Union Politics, 14(4), 522-541. [details]



    • Kuhn, T. (2011). Individual Transnationalism, Globalization and Euroscepticism: An Empirical Test of Deutsch’s Transactionalist Theory. European Journal of Political Research, 50(6), 811-837.


    • Brans, L., Kuhn, T., & van der Meer, T. (2017). Naties, nationalisme, en natiestaat. In P. van Praag (Ed.), Politicologie en de veranderende politiek (pp. 59-76). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • Brans, L., Kuhn, T., & van der Meer, T. (2017). Nations, Nationalism and the Nation State. In P. van Praag (Ed.), Political Science and Changing Politics (pp. 55-70). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]


    • Recchi, E., & Kuhn, T. (2013). Europeans’ Space-Sets and the Political Legitimacy of the EU. In N. Kauppi (Ed.), A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe (pp. 191-222). Colchester: ECPR Press.


    • Vandenbroucke, F. I. G., Andor, L., Beetsma, R. M. W. J., Burgoon, B. M., Fischer, G., Kuhn, T., ... Nicoli, F. (2020). The European Commission’s SURE initiative and euro area unemployment re-insurance. VOXEU.


    • Vandenbroucke, F., Burgoon, B., Kuhn, T., Nicoli, F., Sacchi, S., van der Duin, D., & Hegewald, S. (2018). Risk Sharing When Unemployment Hits: How Policy Design Influences Citizen Support For European Unemployment Risk Sharing (EURS): Policy report. Amsterdam: AISSR, University of Amsterdam. [details]


    • Kuhn, T. (2017). European identity through European experiences? In T. Beck, & G. Underhill (Eds.), Quo vadis? Identity, policy and the future of the European Union (pp. 31-35). London: CEPR Press. [details]


    • Kuhn, T. (2016). UACES Prize for the best Book in Contemporary European Studies.
    • Kuhn, T. (2015). JEPP-Award for best article published in Journal of European Public Policy in 2015 (with Florian Stoeckel).
    • Kuhn, T. (2013). Grenzen aan solidariteit? (NWO-Veni Grant).
    • Kuhn, T. (2012). THESEUS Award for promising research on European integration.
    • Kuhn, T. (2011). EUI’s Linz-Rokkan prize for the best thesis in political sociology 2011.
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