Prof. Andrè Blais (University of Montreal, Canada)
Andrè Blais is Professor and Research Chair in Electoral Studies at the Department of Political Science at the University of Montreal. His primary research expertise is in the fields of electoral systems, voter behaviour, and political parties. He has extensive experience in survey design and has led several major research grants working with economists, political scientists, and psychologists.
Prof. Sylvia Kritzinger (University of Vienna, Austria)
Sylvia Kritzinger is Professor of Methods in the Social Sciences at the Department of Government of the University of Vienna. She is one of the principal investigators of the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES) and the Austrian Corona Panel Project (ACPP). She acts as Deputy Director of the Vienna Centre for Electoral Research (VieCER), the research network Interdisciplinary Value Research, and runs the digitalization project Digitize! Computational Social Science in the Digital and Social Transformation. Her research focuses on Political Behaviour and Electoral Research, Democratic Representation and Political Participation, and Survey Research.
Prof. Sophie Lecheler (University of Vienna, Austria)
Sophie Lecheler is Professor of Communication Science at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna. Her primary research expertise is in the fields of political communication, including emotions in journalism and political communication, and digital innovation.
Prof. Gail McElroy (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Gail McElroy is Professor in Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her primary research expertise is in the fields of party politics and electoral systems, and she is actively involved in the Irish National Election and the Irish Candidates Study.
Prof. Markus Wagner (University of Vienna, Austria)
Markus Wagner is Professor for Quantitative Party and Election Research at the Department of Government at the University of Vienna. His primary research expertise is in the issues and ideologies in party competition and vote choice. He has extensive experience in survey design and administration. He is part of the Austrian National Election Study and currently a member of the international planning committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES).
Prof. Elizabeth Zechmeister (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Elisabeth Zechmeister is Professor of Political Science and director of Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University. Her primary research expertise is in the fields of Latin American politics, Mexican politics, research design, and comparative political behavior and public opinion. Currently she is the chair of the CSES, and she oversees the AmericasBarometer, a comparative public opinion survey that covers nations in North, Central, and South America.
Prof. Zoe Lefkofridi (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Zoe Lefkofridi is Professor of Politics & Gender, Diversity & Equality at Department of Political Science of the University of Salzburg. Her primary research expertise is in the fields of democracy, European integration, inequality in political representation (especially gender and its interplay with other forms of inequality). With her expertise in data archive and data protection, Zoe acts as Ethics Advisor for the DeVOTE project.