Dr. Staffan Kumlin is Professor of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg and Research Professor at Institute for Social Research in Oslo. He is also associated with Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala as "Pro Futura Fellow".
Kumlin's research concerns comparative political behaviour and public opinion in European Welfare States. He is the author of The Personal and the Political: How Personal Welfare State Experiences Affect Political Trust and Ideology (Palgrave-Macmillan 2004) and co-editor of How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Public: Policy Feedback, Participation, Voting, and Attitudes (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014). He has also published in scientific journals such as British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Journal of European Social Policy, and Journal of Public Policy. He authored the chapter on the welfare state in The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior.