Atle Hennum Haugsgjerd

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Position Senior Research Fellow
Degree PhD
Contact +47 930 58 583

Political scientist doing research on political behaviour, public opinion, and democracy

Atle H. Haugsgjerd earned his PhD in political science from the University of Oslo in 2018. His research concerns political behaviour, public opinion, and democracy in Europe.

Haugsgjerd's research has appeared in journals such as Electoral StudiesWest European Politics and Political Communication. He also holds a postdoctoral position at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) affiliated to the research group Challenges to Democratic Representation

Tags: Elections and Democracy, Media and the public sphere


  • Langsæther, Peter Egge; Goubin, Silke & Haugsgjerd, Atle (2022). Subverted expectations and social democratic austerity: How voters’ reactions to policies are conditional on the policy-implementing actor. Electoral Studies: an international journal on voting and electoral systems and strategy. 80. doi: 10.1016/j.electstud.2022.102529.
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle & Karlsen, Rune (2022). Election Campaigns, News Consumption Gaps, and Social Media: Equalizing Political News Use When It Matters? The International Journal of Press/Politics. doi: 10.1177/19401612221112014.

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  • Nordø, Åsta Dyrnes & Haugsgjerd, Atle (2022). Do inclusive integration policies soften immigration scepticism?
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle; Karlsen, Rune; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Beyer, Audun (2022). Less Informed and Less Confident Citizens: Social Media, Retrieval Accuracy and Confidence in Political Knowledge.
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle & Nadim, Marjan (2022). Innledning til spesialnummer om 22. juli‑kommisjonen. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 63(3), p. 169–171.
  • Winsvold, Marte Slagsvold; Haugsgjerd, Atle; Saglie, Jo & Segaard, Signe Bock (2022). What makes people trust or distrust politicians? A qualitative approach using open-ended survey questions.
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle (2021). En europeisk vänstersväng? Om det norska valet.
  • de Blok, Lisanne & Haugsgjerd, Atle (2021). Take a Chance on Me: Experienced Risk and Political Trust.
  • Finseraas, Henning; Haugsgjerd, Atle & Kumlin, Staffan (2021). Immigration Cues and Perceived Welfare State Sustainability: Understanding Variability in Political Reactions to Fiscally Costly Immigration.
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle; Karlsen, Rune; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Beyer, Audun (2021). Misinformed or uninformed? A panel-study of how the use of social media as a news source influences political knowledge .

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Published Aug. 10, 2018 1:36 PM - Last modified Feb. 10, 2021 10:48 AM