Irene Sánchez-Vítores is a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Department of Social Sciences. Previously, she received her PhD from the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Her research relates to political orientations and behaviour, with an emphasis on gender inequalities and the multidimensionality of political interest. More generally, she is interested in the process of formation of political orientation and how life-cycle events and learning shape political inequalities. She is also interested in the methodological implications of this research and how it can be applied to better understand citizens’ attitudes. My research has been published in the Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Social Politics or Political Psychology.
Her research focuses on citizens’ democratic attitudes and gender inequality in public involvement. She is the sponsor of the European Social Survey Round 6 module on ‘Europeans’ understandings and evaluations of democracy’, which will be fielded again in 2021. She is also interested in understanding the gender gap in public participation, with a strong focus on stereotyping. Her research has appeared in the European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, or the International Journal of Press/Politics.