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Catherine de Vries

Professor of Political Science, Bocconi University

Catherine de Vries is a Dean of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at Bocconi University. She is also a Research Associate at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy and an associate member of Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Her work can be broadly situated in the areas political behaviour, political economy and EU politics, and has appeared in leading political science journals, such as the American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. She has published several books Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration (Oxford University Press, 2018), Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe with Sara B. Hobolt (Princeton University Press) and Foundations of European Politics with Sara B. Hobolt, Sven-Oliver Proksch and Jonathan Slapin (Oxford University Press, 2021). Catherine is currently working on research project (LOSS), funded through a Consolidator grant by the European Research Council, which examines the conditions under which economic hardship affects support for socially conservative political agendas.


  • 2020–present
    Professor of Political Science, Bocconi University