Jan Rovny is a research fellow at the Center for European Research and the Department of Political Science. He holds a BA in Political Science from McGill University, an MA in European Politics and Administration from the College of Europe in Bruges, and MA, PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jan's research concentrates on political competition in Europe with the aim of uncovering the ideological conflict lines in different countries. He explores the issues political that parties contest across the continent, and the strategies that different parties follow. Jan's research has been published in the European Journal of Political Research, East European Politics and Societies, European Union Politics, European Political Science Review and others. Please see his personal website for details.
As a member of the Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES) on party positions, Jan is currently working on finalizing the 2010 iteration of the survey. With his CHES colleagues, Jan is working on a paper examining the different conceptions of political issue space, based on a survey experiment. Furthermore, he is working on a series of papers exploring the developments in political competition in Central and Eastern Europe since 1989. He is also working on an ongoing research project concerning the dimensional structure of public opinion in Europe with Gary Marks.
Jan teaches courses on European integration, comparative politics, politics of Central and Eastern Europe, and on quantitative research methodology. He is also a secondary doctoral advisor to Olof Larsson.