About Me

Iโ€™m a PhD student at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University (Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ). In the spring 2024, Iโ€™ll visit University of Toronto (Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ)

I study the behavior and communication of politicians and parties using cutting-edge data and computational methods. In my dissertation, I develop measures of politiciansโ€™ use of issue emphasis and nonverbal behavior based on a large collection of audio recordings of parliamentary speeches in the Danish Parliament from 2000-2022.

Substantially, I use these new methods and data sources to understand political representation, legislative politics, and party competition. For instance, in a recent working paper (coauthored with Frederik Hjorth) we show that legislators use nonverbal signals to communicate partisan and policy conflict.

Besides work, Iโ€™m a sport enthusiast, watching football โšฝ, cycling ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿฝ, and lots of other sports (๐ŸŽพ, ๐Ÿธ, ๐Ÿˆ, ๐Ÿ€, ๐ŸŽฟ, โ€ฆ), enjoy listening to music ๐ŸŽต, or go spearfishing ๐Ÿฆž๐ŸŸ. I follow FC Midtjylland very closely as you will probably tell from Twitter. I live in Nordvest, Copenhagen, with my two favorite people: my wife Katrine and our daughter Ingrid.