Marta Gallina is a PhD Student at the Centre of Political Science and Comparative Politics (CESPOL) at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve. She obtained her BA and MA in Social Sciences at the University of Milan, in 2013 and 2016 respectively. Between 2016 and 2017, she spent some months working as trainee in the Research Service of the European Parliament. Her research interests mainly concern the study of political behavior, political sophistication, heuristics and Voting Advice Applications. She is currently working on a project that aims at developing a new measurement of opinion constraint and exploring its causal mechanisms, taking into account both individual (motivational aspects) and contextual (party system effects) triggers. She recently contributed with a chapter to the forthcoming book “Candidates, Parties and Voters in the Belgian Partitocracy”, edited by Vandeleene, De Winter and Baudewyns.
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