Pedro Magalhães


I’m a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Lisbon. My research interests include electoral behavior, social and political attitudes, public opinion, survey research, and judicial and constitutional politics.

I got my PhD at The Ohio State University in 2003, with a dissertation on judicial review and judicial behavior in Spain and Portugal. Between 1999 and 2009, I worked at CESOP, the Center for Public Opinion Polls and Studies of the Portuguese Catholic University, which I directed between 2005 and 2009. Current functions include coordination of SPARC, ICS’s research group on social and political attitudes, direction of research at the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation, membership in Module 5 Planning Committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), and (beginning in November 2017) of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the European Social Survey.