About Me

I am a political scientist from Portugal. My main interests are on the fields of political behavior and political culture, with a geographical focus on Europe. I am currently a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford.


The bulk of my research focuses on the creation and erosion of social norms against behavior associated with authoritarianism. My work explores how democracies create a political culture that deems authoritarianism socially unacceptable, and how such culture can change. I am particularly interested in the stigmatization and normalization of specific political platforms. I am very eager to incorporate insights from social psychology and behavioral economics, as well as novel measures and data sources, into my work.


I also have a keen interest in political science methodology—particularly causal inference.


Please visit the page on Research to learn more about my working papers and current work in progress.

Apart from my work in political science, I am a jazz musician and I am actively engaged in supporting incoming refugees. Please visit the dedicated page to learn more about these activities.

I am on Twitter @ValentimVicente.

Please free to get in touch with me if you work on related topics—I would be very happy to hear from you!