Max-Valentin Robert

Postdoctoral researcher

Max-Valentin Robert

Postdoctoral researcher


Max-Valentin Robert received his Ph.D. in political science in January 2021 at Sciences Po Grenoble (UMR Pacte, France), where he also worked as a Temporary Lecturer and Research Assistant (Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche – ATER). His thesis is entitled: Democrats in diversity? Cultural heterogeneity, electoral mobilizations of minority populations and political-institutional transformations in Muslim societies. In 2020-2021, he collaborated with the ERC-funded PRIME Youth Project (Istanbul Bilgi University). Then, between August 2022 and June 2023, he worked as a research fellow at the University of Nottingham (School of Politics and International Relations), and participated in the Digital Society Project (DSP). Max-Valentin Robert has recently co-published (with Ayhan Kaya): “Political drivers of Muslim youth radicalisation in France: religious radicalism as a response to nativism” (Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2023). He currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the ESPOL (European School of Political and Social Sciences) and is involved in the Horizon Europe project “ACTEU – Towards a new era of representative democracy – Activating European citizens’ trust in times of crises and polarization”.

Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish, Turkish

Research fields:

Elections, vote and political parties
Democracy, authoritarianism and political regimes
Far-right and political radicalism
Turkish politics
Public opinion

Recent publications:

Review articles:

(Co-written with Ayhan Kaya) “Political drivers of Muslim youth radicalisation in France: religious radicalism as a response to nativism”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2023, pp. 1-18. DOI : DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2023.2193734

“Les Balkans et l’Europe : convergence et diversité”, Futuribles, 448, May-June 2022, pp. 47-58

Book chapters:

(Co-written with Pierre Bréchon) “Un sentiment national puissant, un sentiment européen limité”, pp. 179-190, in Pierre Bréchon (ed.), Les Européens et leurs valeurs. Entre individualisme et individualisation, Fontaine, Presses universitaires de Grenoble (“Libres Cours Politiques”), 2023, 309 p.

“Je t’aime, moi non plus ? Les Français et la mondialisation”, pp. 155-178, in Antoine Bristielle (ed.), Que veulent les Français ? L’opinion publique dans tous ses états, La Tour-d’Aigues, Editions de l’Aube/Fondation Jean-Jaurès, 2022, 239 p.