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Elizabeth Young is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tilburg University. As a political and cultural sociologist, her research focuses on democratization, nationalism, religion, identity, and political violence. Her current research and interests include projects on national identity and state transformations (democratization, unification, secession); the causes and consequences of political and electoral violence; and partisan perceptions of electoral integrity. She has conducted extended field research in Kenya, Tunisia, and Uganda. Previously she was a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney’s Electoral Integrity Project and research director for a project on violent extremism in East Africa. She completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Michigan.

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Recent publications

  1. Pop populism - Ethno-traditionalism beyond national borders and the p…

    Nai, A., Young, E. L., & Bos, L. (2023). Pop populism: Ethno-traditionalism beyond national borders and the populist radical right. Acta Politica, 58(4), 737-760.
  2. Personality traits of world leaders and differential policy responses…

    Medeiros, M., Nai, A., Erman, A., & Young, E. (2022). Personality traits of world leaders and differential policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Science & Medicine, 311, Article 115358.
  3. Guardians of Religion: Islam, Nation, and Democratization in Post-Rev…

    Young, E. (2018). Guardians of Religion: Islam, Nation, and Democratization in Post-Revolution Tunisia. [Doctoral Thesis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor].
  4. Preventing Violent Extremism: Understanding At-Risk Communities in Ke…

    Young, E. (2018). Preventing Violent Extremism: Understanding At-Risk Communities in Kenya.
  5. Islam and Islamists in the 2014 Tunisian Elections

    Young, E. (2015). Islam and Islamists in the 2014 Tunisian Elections. In Rethinking Nation and Nationalism George Washington University.

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