Jeffrey Nonnemacher

He is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on voters, political parties, and the linkage between the two in multi-level polities. His dissertation examines the increasingly inter-connected nature of party politics and the consequences of these transnational political forces on voter attitudes and perceptions about their parties. His work also explores patterns of political participation and vote choice in multi-level contests.  His work has been published in European Union Politics , Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties (JEPOP), Party Politics, and West European Politics.

Jeffrey received his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In his free time, he enjoys hockey and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.

Education & Training

  • M.A., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Colorado - Boulder

Representative Publications

2023. "Overcoming the Cost of Governance? Junior Party Strategy in Multi-Level Politics." Party Politics . OnlineFirst (with Jae-Jae Spoon)

2023. “An Institutional Safety Net: How Electoral Institutions Mediate the Decline of Social Democracy.” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. 33(2): 322-341. (with Jae-Jae Spoon and Nils Ringe)

2023. "Representational Deprivation: Niche Parties, Niche Voters, and Political Protest."  West European Politics. 46(1): 24-48.

2021. “Disengaging Elections? Political Interest, Number of Elections, and Turnout in Elections to the European Parliament."  European Union Politics.  22(3): 545-565.



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