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Maria Solevid

Senior lecturer

Maria Solevid
Senior lecturer , Deputy Head
+46 31 786 1844

Room number: B548
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Maria Solevid


I'm Associate Professor in political science and Assistant head of department with responsibility for education at the Department of political science. I primarily conduct research within the Center for Ageing and Health (AgeCap) and the Swedish National Election Studies Program

I was awarded my Ph.D. in political science in 2009 from University of Gothenburg on a doctoral thesis titled “Voices from the Welfare State. Dissatisfaction and Political Action in Sweden”.

Areas of interest

My primary fields of interest include political behavior, public opinion and political psychology. My research focuses on political participation, both electoral and non-electoral participation. I have a general interest in how perceptions of government (such as policy dissatisfaction or percpetions of corruption) affect political participation, the issue of political inequality in political participation, and how political participation varies across generations. I also have great interest in survey methodology.

Current research

I'm currently studing how capability and quality of life is associated with political participation among older people. I have previously worked in the project "The politics of anxiety" where we investigated why there are differences in levels of anxiety between men and women and what the consequences of anxiety on political behavior are. As a follow-up to this project, we are currently studying how gender identity is associated with political attitudes.

Within my work as a principal investigator at the SOM Institute, I headed the SOM survey to expartriated Swedes in 2014 and the local SOM survey in Gothenburg 2016/17. Within these projects, I have studied political participation among expatriated Swedes and local political behavior in Gothenburg.

Teaching and tutoring

I primarily teach within the master program in political science. Since 2007, I’m the course coordinator of the master's course ”Applied Statistical Analysis” (SF2321). I’m member of the thesis examiner committee on the undergraduate level in political science. I also work as advisor of both bachelor and master thesis within my fields of interest.



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Does Corruption Suppress Voter Turnout? A Multi-level Approach
Stefan Dahlberg, Maria Solevid
Stepping Stones. Research on Political Representation, Voting Behaviour, and Quality of Government, Göteborg, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book


Citizens’ Political Participation – A Case of Institutional Inequality
Maria Solevid
Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, August 30-September 2, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Tracing a new political cleavage. The wolf issue in Sweden
Linda Berg, Maria Solevid
Annual Meeting of the Swedish Political Science Association, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Omvalet - en prövning för den politiska jämlikheten
Mikael J Persson, Maria Solevid, Richard Öhrvall
Omstritt omval, Göteborg, SOM-institutet, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book


Measuring Political Participation. Testing Social Desirability Bias in a Web-Survey Experiment
Mikael J Persson, Maria Solevid
Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, Seattle, September 1-4, 2011, Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

Fortsatt polarisering i vargfrågan
Maria Solevid, Linda Berg
Lycksalighetens ö. Sören Holmberg, Lennart Weibull och Henrik Oscarsson (red), Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book


Does Institutional Design Modify Patterns of Inequality in Political Participation
Maria Solevid
Paper presented at the XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Göteborg, Sweden, July 11-17 2010, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

Gärna varg, men inte på min bakgård
Maria Solevid, Linda Berg
Nordiskt ljus. , Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book


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