Pedro Magalhães

Bio

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. Until 2017, I also coordinated SPARC, ICS’s research group on social and political attitudes, and was director of research at the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation and member in the Planning Committee of modules 4 and 5 of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES). I am today Director of PASSDA-Production and Archive of Social Science Data, an infrastructure that constitutes the Portuguese node of the European Election Study-ERIC, the Portuguese Election Study-CSES and the Portuguese Archive of Social Information-CESSDA-ERIC. In November 2017, I also became a member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the European Social Survey.

Contact: pedro.magalhaes@ics.ul.pt