Ny adjunkt: Martin Vinæs Larsen

Martin Vinæs Larsen er ny adjunkt og forsker bl.a. i, hvordan borgerne kan holde politikere ansvarlig.

17.01.2018 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

Foto: Aarhus BSS Kommunikation

Martin Vinæs Larsen is a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. He just received his PhD in December from the University of Copenhagen, where he also did his Master and BA. He hopes that You will not hold this dark past against him.

Martin’s primary field of interest is in the interplay between political institutions and political behavior, with a focus on electoral accountability and on how voters assign responsibility for the quality of policy outcomes. He is particularly interested in what we can do to help citizens hold politicians accountable. In his PhD he focused on whether particular institutions might help citizens, and he wants to pursue this further, but he also wants to look beyond institutions and explore to what extent it is possible to help citizens using simple, scalable interventions.

The latter part is what he hopes to develop a framework for during his time in Aarhus, so he remains a bit fuzzy on the details. However, along with a colleague outside this department, he has already secured a grant from Trygfonden, which he is going to use to explore whether we can make citizens think more constructively about the prevalence and causes of crime.

You can read more about Martin on his personal website: https://martinvinaes.github.io/

Outside of work Martin takes care of a six month old son, a wife, a dog and poorly fed interest in American history.

Martin is excited to be part of the department and look forward to meeting everyone within it. He wants everybody to feel free to stop by for a chat in building 1340 room 128 (his office).