Pauliina Patana

2017-10 - 2018-01

Visiting PhD Candidate

Cornell University

Pauliina Patana is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Originally from Finland, Pauliina holds a B.A. in International Affairs and a M.A. in European Affairs from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Prior to starting her PhD at Cornell, she worked on health and social policy research at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.

Research interests

Party politics, political behavior and political economy in advanced industrialized countries.

Visiting projects and objectives

At CEE, Pauliina Patana will be working on her dissertation project that seeks to explain variation in the recent rise and popularity of right-wing populist parties in Western Europe both at the subnational and cross-national levels. By developing an experimental survey and collecting quantitative and qualitative data on French voters and the Front National, Pauliina will investigate the conditions under which populist right-wing parties perform well in some local settings but not in others.

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