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Levente Littvay

Associate Professor
Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and Int
Central European University


Levente (Levi) Littvay is Associate Professor of Political Science at Central European University, Budapest Hungary, where he teaches MA and PhD courses in applied statistics with a topical emphasis in electoral politics, voting behavior, political psychology, American politics and is the recipient of CEU's Distinguished Teaching Award. He received his MA and PhD in Political Science and an MS in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has taught numerous research methods workshops and is one of the Academic Conveners of the European Consortium for Political Research Methods Schools. To date, he has secured over half million EUR in grants to conduct research on survey and quantitative methodology, twin and family studies (as the co-director of the Hungarian Twin Registry), and, most recently, the psychology of radicalism and populism, and has publications in numerous journals, including The Journal of Politics, Political Psychology, Politics and Gender, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Theoretical Politics, PS: Political Science & Politics, BMC Medical Research Methodology, Behavior Genetics and along with several other medical research journals in Twin Research and Human Genetics where he is Associate Editor for Social Sciences.

Research Interest

Political Science


  • Littvay L. Measuring Social and Political Phenotypes. In: Somit A, Peterson SA, editors. Biology and Politics: The Cutting Edge. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing; 2011. p. 97-114. (Research in Biopolitics).

  • Littvay L. Do Heritability Estimates of Political Phenotypes Suffer From an Equal Environment Assumption Violation? Evidence From an Empirical Study. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2012;15:6-14.

  • Fazekas Z, Littvay L. Choosing sides. The genetics of why we go with the loudest. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 2012;24(3):389-408.

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