Michael F. Meffert
Lecturer | Political Science | Leiden University

Photo I am a Lecturer in Political Psychology and Political Communication in the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. I hold a PhD in Political Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and a MA in Political Science and English Studies from the University of Mannheim, Germany. My research is focused on motivated information processing and political decision making, in particular how voters select and are affected by political information. Two specific applications are the effects of negative campaign information and strategic coalition voting in multiparty systems.

What's New

New and recent publications:

Gschwend, Thomas, Michael F. Meffert, and Lukas Stötzer. 2017 (forthcoming). "Weighting Parties and Coalitions: How Coalition Signals Influence Voting Behavior." Journal of Politics. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/688678.

Gschwend, Thomas, and Michael F. Meffert. 2017 (forthcoming). "Strategic Voting." In The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour, eds. Kai Arzheimer, Jocelyn Evans, and Michael S. Lewis-Beck. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tromble, Rebekah, and Michael F. Meffert. 2016. "The Life and Death of Frames: Dynamics of Media Frame Duration." International Journal of Communication 10: 5079–5101. http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/4681.

Contact Information

Michael F. Meffert
Institute of Political Science
Leiden University
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Phone: +31-71-527-3862
mmeffert (at) gmail (dot) com

Last Update: 3/2/2017