The Populism Seminar

a fortnightly online seminar on the latest research on populism in political science.

About the Seminar

The Populism Seminar aims to provide an online platform for the latest research on populism in political science and adjacent disciplines.

We aim to stimulate interaction and cooperation among scholars interested in populism across countries.

The seminar is held on the last Monday of the month and can be attended for free via Zoom. See the Events page for a list of upcoming seminars.

(L-R) Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Frauke Petry, France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen, Italian Matteo Salvini of the Northern League, Netherlands' Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders, Harald Vilimsky of Austria's Freedom Party (FPOe) and Marcus Pretzell, ENF group member of the European Parliament arrive on stage for a European far-right leaders meeting to discuss about the European Union, in Koblenz, Germany, January 21, 2017.     REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSWN86

The Populism Seminar TEAM


Dr. Annika Werner

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Australian National University

Annika's research focuses on the development and challenges of democracy, with a special focus on the role of political parties. In particular, I analyse Eurosceptic and radical right populist party behaviour and representation from a comparative perspective.


Dr. Andrej Zaslove

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Radboud University Nijmegen

Andrej's research examines populism and political parties. He focuses on measuring populism (citizens' attitudes), on populism and democracy, on populism and foreign policy, on populism and gender, and on the influence of populism on party systems.


Dr. Robert Huber


Robert's research focuses on challenges to (liberal) democracy, induced by populism and globalisation, such as climate change, environmental degradation, and trade liberalisation.


Dr. Maurits Meijers

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Radboud University Nijmegen 

Maurits' research focuses on political representation and the competition between political parties. Specifically, he is interested in representation and party competition in European Union politics as well as in questions concerning the quality of representation and democracy.