Dr. Pieter Moens


Pieter Moens is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Sciences of Ghent University. He holds a master’s degree in Belgian politics (2011), a master’s degree in Conflict and Development studies (2013) and a PhD in Political Science (2021). His main research interests include political staff, political elites, political parties, and party competition. His doctoral work (2021, Ghent University) focused on the democratic legitimacy of political staffers in Belgium and the Netherlands through a quantitative study of their relationship with political parties.

Research focus

  • Political staff
  • Party organisation
  • Political professionalisation

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Phone:+ 32 9 264 91 80


Twitter: @PtrMoens