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L.E.M. (Laura) Mulder

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Laura Mulder is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam and ProDemos. Her research focuses on the political socialization of liberal democratic values among young people. In particular, she examines

    1. Support for democracy and liberal democratic values,
    2. The origins and development of inequalities in democratic engagement among young people, and
    3. Initiatives to boost democratic engagement and reduce inequalities.

    Her research interests include:  

    • Democratic support and engagement
    • Political socialization by the family, school and peers
    • Inequalities
    • (On-site) citizenship education
    • Panel research
    • (Quasi-) experimental research  

    Laura holds a Research Master's degree in Sociology (Utrecht University) and a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology (Cum Laude; Leiden University) and Business Administration (Erasmus University Rotterdam).

  • Research

    Laura Mulder is part of the interdisciplinary research project Dutch Adolescent Panel on Democratic Values (DAPDV; Adolescentenpanel Democratische Kernwaarden en Schoolloopbanen (ADKS)). This six-year panel research maps the endorsement and development of core liberal democratic values and political attitudes. It follows more than 2500 young people from all educational levels across their school career (age 12 - 18). The project is conducted by the Departments of Political Science, Sociology and Educational Science of the University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with ProDemos: House of Democracy and Rule of Law, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Netherlands Institute for Social Research.

  • Publications


    • Mulder, L. E. M. (2021). On-site citizenship education: an effective way of boosting democratic engagement and reducing inequalities among young people? Political Behavior.




    • Mulder, L. E. M. (2018). Verlies van thuisgevoelens en de relatie met de bevolkingssamenstelling in de buurt. (Working Papers; No. 28). Den Haag: Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid.
    • Mulder, L. E. M., & Glas, I. (2018). Diversiteit naar herkomst en sociale cohesie. In R. Jennissen, G. Engbersen, M. Bokhorst, & M. Bovens (Eds.), De nieuwe verscheidenheid: Toenemende diversiteit naar herkomst in Nederland (pp. 75-122). (Verkenningen; No. 38). Den Haag: Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid.



    • Jennissen, R. P. W., Engbersen, G. B. M., Bokhorst, M., de Leeuw, S. G., Bovens, M. A. P., & Mulder, L. E. M. (2015). Migratiediversiteit beter in beeld. (Working Papers; No. 16). Den Haag: Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid.

    Media appearance


    • Thijs, P. (organiser), Mulder, L. (organiser) & Claes, E. (organiser) (15-10-2020 - 16-10-2020). Workshop Democratic values, social inequalities and/in political socialization, Politicologenetmaal Digital Conference 2020 (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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  • Ancillary activities
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