Lea Heyne received her PhD in Democracy Studies from the University of Zurich in 2018. Her thesis is titled “Support for which kind of democracy? What European citizens want from their democracies, and why they are (dis)satisfied”. She holds a Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Göttingen (2011), and a Joint Master in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and the Free University Berlin (2013). She has previously worked as a research assistant at the Berlin Social Science Centre and the NCCR Democracy project in Zurich. She is a member and co-founder of the association DemocracyNet.eu.
Since 2019, she is a post-doctoral researcher at the ICS in the ERC MAPLE project led by Marina Costa Lobo. Her research interests include European politics, political attitudes and behaviour, public opinion, survey research, democratic institutions and democratic quality.
Keywords: Political behaviour, public opinion, survey research, comparative politics, democratic quality