Dietlind Stolle

Academic title(s): 

James McGill Professor

Dietlind Stolle
Contact Information

855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Email address: 
dietlind.stolle [at]
Full Professor in Political Science
On leave for 2021/22; 3610 McTavish, Rm 24-2
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

2021 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

2020 Faculty of Arts Awards for Distinction in Research, McGill University

2016 CPSA Prize for Teaching Excellence, Canadian Political Science Association.

2014 CPSA Book Prize in Comparative Politics for the book “Political Consumerism: Global Responsibility” (with Michele Micheletti)


PhD, Princeton

Office hours: 

by appointment

Research areas: 
Comparative Government and Politics

Prof. Dietlind Stolle is the former Director of the Inter-University Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship.


Year Degree


PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Princeton, NJ, Received Ph.D. from the Department of Politics in May 2000.


CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY Claremont, CA, Completed M.A. Program in International Studies with emphasis on International Political Economy. M.A. received in May 1993.


STANFORD UNIVERSITY Stanford, CA, Completed the one-year John S. Knight Fellowship for professional journalists. Program emphasized American and European history and politics, documentary production.

Invited or Guest Researcher

Year Research Project


EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Florence, Italy, Fernand Braudel Fellow


FREIE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN Berlin, Germany, Sonderforschungsbereich Governance in Räumen begrenzter Staatlichkeit (invited as Mercator Fellow)


WISSENSCHAFTSZENTRUM BERLIN Berlin, Germany, Abteilung Migration, Integration und Transnationalisierung




WISSENSCHAFTSZENTRUM BERLIN Berlin, Germany, Abteilung Soziale Ungleichheiten

Areas of interest: 

Fields for Supervision & Research Interests

Comparative Politics, European Politics, Comparative and Canadian Political Behavior, Social Capital and Political Culture, Political Participation and Political Consumerism, Sustainable Lifestyles, Ethnic Diversity and Immigration, Women and Politics and Gender Identity, Attitudes towards Democracy and Democratic Transgressions, Welfare State Regimes and Globalization, Research Design and Research Methods, Survey Research and Experiments.

Professional activities: 

APSR Editorial Board, WZB Advisory Board

Current research: 

Selected Current Research Projects

IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada. „La cohésion sociale est-elle possible en situation de crises multiples? L'influence des politiques publiques entourant le coronavirus (2019-nCoV) et les préjugés envers les citoyens et citoyennes d'origine chinoise,” with Roxane de la Sablonnière (PI), Éric Lacourse , Jean-Marc Lina

SSHRC funded project on the Role of Accents for Social Cohesion, with Marc-Andre Bodet (PI), Allison Harell, Joanie Bouchard, Francois Vachon and others

SSHRC funded project on Attitudinal Democratic Backsliding with Elisabeth Gidengil

SSHRC funded project on the Integration of Syrian Refugees in Canada with Thomas Soehl (PI)

Project on the Political Consequences of Pregnancy with Elin Naurin (PI), funded by the Swedish Research Council

Project on Political Disagreement in Intergroup Relations and project on White Identity with Edana Beauvais (PI)

Research on Religious Radicalization with the WZB Team Migration, Integration and Transnationalization

Measuring Populism with Elisabeth Gidengil and the WZB Project Team "Against Elites, Against Outsiders"

Other projects: Social Capital in Quebec and Canada, Vegetarianism as Lifestyle Politics, Religious Voting, Religious Accomodation, Masculinity Threat and Gender Identity, Datagotchi

Selected publications: 

Examples of Recent Publications

  • Schönwälder, Karen, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Steven Vertovec, Miles Hewstone, Dietlind Stolle, Katharina Schmid, Thomas Schmitt. 2016. Diversity and Contact: Immigration and Social Interaction in German Cities. London: Palgrave, pp. 296
  • Dietlind Stolle and Michele Micheletti. 2013. Political Consumerism—Global Responsibility in Action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 381. (Winner of Comparative Politics Book Prize at the CPSA)
  • Elisabeth Gidengil, Dietlind Stolle,Olivier Bergeron-Boutin, 2021. "The partisan nature of support for democratic backsliding: A comparative perspective," European Journal for Political Research, online access.
  • Yosef Bhatti, Kasper M. Hansen, Elin Naurin, Dietlind Stolle and Hanna Wass, 2019. “Can You Deliver a Baby and Vote? The Effect of the First Stages of Parenthood on Voter Turnout,” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties 29(1): 61-81.
  • Dietlind Stolle, Allison Harell and Stuart Soroka. 2017. “Religious Symbols, Multiculturalism and Policy Attitudes,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 49(2), 335-358 (Nominated for the 2017 John McMenemy Prize at CPSA).
  • Chenjie Xia, Dietlind Stolle, Elisabeth Gidengil and Lesley Fellows. 2015. “Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex Links Social Impressions to Political Choices,” The Journal of Neuroscience 35(22): 8507-14.

Poli 210 Research Methods in Political Science

Poli 369 Polical Participation in Comparative Perspective

Poli 680 Social Change in Advanced Industrialized Democracies

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