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Brenda van Coppenolle

Assistant Professor

Dr. B.K.S. van Coppenolle
+31 71 527 3687

Brenda Van Coppenolle is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Institute of Political Science. She studies political dynasties and political careers.

Her research is broadly concerned with the identities of politicians and how representation changes with the implementation of institutional changes. Her current research investigates political inequality and political careers in the UK and France.

Brenda obtained her PhD from LSE in 2014. Before joining Leiden, she was a Fellow in Quantitative Methods at LSE and a visiting scholar at NYU. She also studied at the KULeuven.

Curriculum vitae Brenda Van Coppenolle

PhD supervision

Brenda Van Coppenolle is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:

  • elections and electoral systems
  • political dynasties, political inequality and political careers
  • (historical) political economy and quantitative methods (of causal identification)

See for more information on PhD positions:

Institute of Political Science: PhD

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Politieke Wetenschap

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 5B47



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