Scott Blinder Senior Researcher

Scott Blinder is leading the REMINDER work package on drivers of opinions and norms. The research aims to assess how members of the public perceive the impact of intra-EU mobility on state welfare programs, and how these perceptions are shaped by formal education, political knowledge, political attitudes, and other personal characteristics.

Scott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at UMass Amherst. He previously served as Director of the Migration Observatory from January 2012 to August 2014.

Scott Blinder is a political scientist specialising in political psychology. His research focuses on public opinion toward migration and its impacts on elections and policy. He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago.


European UnionPoliciesPoliticsPublic Opinion


Messaging Mobility: Exploring and Creating New Narratives About Migration and Human Movement in a Changing World

Bridget Anderson, Emma Newcombe, Scott Blinder and William Allen | May 2017 - May 2019

Migration in the Media and Public Opinion in Britain

Scott Blinder and William Allen | June 2012 – May 2013

Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER)

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Esther Arenas-Arroyo, Madeleine Sumption, Martin Ruhs, Rob McNeil, Scott Blinder, William Allen, Yvonni Markaki, Cinzia Rienzo, Osea Giuntella and Chiara van Praag | January 2017 - December 2019