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Elias Dinas

Seminars and Workshops


Recent publications


  • 2019 Family History and Attitudes Toward Outgroups: Evidence from the European Refugee Crisis (with Vasiliki Fouka and Alain Schläpfer), Journal of Politics, Forthcoming, Media Coverage: Kathimerini. 
  • 2019 Does exposure to the refugee crisis make natives more hostile? (with Dominik Hangartner, Konstantinos Matakos and Dimitrios Xefteris), American Political Science Review, 113(2): 442-55. Winner of the Michael Wallerstein Award for the best published article in political economy. 
  • 2019 Waking Up to a Golden Dawn: How Exposure to the Refugee Crisis Shapes Political Behavior (with Dominik Hangartner, Konstantinos Matakos and Dimitrios Xefteris), Political Analysis, 27(2): 244-54.
  • 2019. Thinking Fast and Furious: Emotional Intensity and Opinion Polarization in Online Media (with David Asker), Public Opinion Quarterly, 83(3): 487-509.
  • 2019. The Ideological Shadow of Authoritarianism (with Ksenia-Northmore Ball), Comparative Political Studies, Online View: 7 July, 2019. 

Supervision interests


I am currently supervising 14 students working on topics of memory, intergroup relations, norm change, conflict, gender and culture. I am particularly interested in supervising topics on how political stigmas emerge and change. One example is the stigmatization of authoritarian ideology and symbols, after successful democratic transitions. How do such bias affect political attitudes and how do such biases change over time? Here is an example of a paper that tries to address these questions. In general, I am very much interested in how context and space can shape or constrain expressed political preferences.

Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID)


As part of my Chair, I  have active collaboration with the Graduate Institute in Geneva. This collaboration has thus far taken the following forms:

a. An annual 10-credit seminar on European politics

b. An annual graduate conference, that takes place in Florence, connecting PhD students from the EUI, the Graduate Institute, and Oxford

c. Research collaboration with members of Geneva and other Swiss institutions

d. A series of methodological workshops, implemented via zoom, offered in common to students of the EUI and the Graduate Institute

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