Sharon Baute is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow affiliated with the University of Amsterdam. In her project “Public Attitudes towards Social Europe: Diverging Interpretations and Support within and across EU Member States?”, she studies whether and why European citizens have diverging attitudes towards various EU policy instruments to protect social rights. Sharon received her PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Leuven. She has gained particular expertise in survey research as member of the Belgian National Coordinating team of the European Social Survey and as co-investigator of the Belgian National Election Study. Her broader research interests include Euroscepticism, welfare state attitudes and quantitative research methodology.