Xavier Romero-Vidal is a Visiting Scholar at POLIS, studying the drivers of democratic legitimacy across countries and over time. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and a MPhil in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
In his doctoral dissertation, he explored the relationship between public policy, the economic context and public opinion, focusing on support for redistribution and support for decentralization. He has also carried out research on the drivers of citizen protest for the Autonomous University of Barcelona and on the influence of social media on protest behaviour for Sciences Po.
His main research interest is the study of the evolution of public opinion and political behaviour from a comparative perspective.