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How can we analyze emotions from a computational social science perspective?
Event details of Emotions and Politics: A Computational Social Science Perspective
12 June 2024
15:30 -17:00

The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) is proud to host the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science and to welcome Gijs Schumacher, an expert in populism and personality, emotions, and political strategy.

About the speaker

Gijs Schumacher, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. He is currently co-director of the Hot Politics Lab and the Challenges to Democratic Representation Program Group.

In his research, Schumacher uses psychological perspectives to analyze contemporary politics. He is a co-founder and commentator on, a Dutch political science blog. Schumacher’s dissertation ‘”Modernize or Die?” Social Democrats, Welfare State Retrenchment and the Choice between Office and Policy” was awarded with the Jaarprijs Politicologie 2013, a prize for the best dissertation written by a Dutch or Flemish researcher abroad or a researcher at a Dutch or Belgian university.

Recently he has been awarded with the KNAW Early Career Researcher Grant. Schumacher is an alumnus of the University of Amsterdam, University of Hong Kong and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


The purpose of the Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science.

The Summer Institutes are for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived). Since 2017, SICSS has provided more than 1,200 young scholars with cutting-edge training in the field and the opportunity to develop more than 120 research collaborations that break down disciplinary barriers.

From June 10 to June 21, 2024, the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research will host the SICSS at the UvA, welcoming around 25 international participants to learn about computational social science.

Roeterseilandcampus - building A

Room A2.10
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam