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Sharon Baute

Visiting Scholar 2023-2024 (Fall 2023)


Sharon Baute

Sharon Baute is Assistant Professor of Comparative Social Policy at the University of Konstanz and principal investigator of the university’s Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality.” Previously, she was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Amsterdam. Baute obtained her Ph.D. in social sciences from KU Leuven. Her research focusses on social policy, European integration and international solidarity, with a particular focus on public attitudes.

At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Baute will investigate inequality and solidarity from a transnational perspective. Her project will focus on how EU-wide inequality shapes citizens’ political attitudes and preferences towards national and EU social policymaking.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Assistant Professor of Comparative Social Policy, University of Konstanz
  • Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

Visions of social Europe: Inequality and public attitudes towards European solidarity


Political Science

Areas of Expertise

European Integration
Welfare States
Public Opinion

Select Publications

Baute, Sharon, and Alessandro Pellegata. “Multi-level blame attribution and public support for EU welfare policies.” West European Politics, 2022.

Baute, Sharon. “Mass Euroscepticism revisited: The role of distributive justice.” European Union Politics, 2023.

Burgoon, Brian, Sharon Baute, and Sam van Noort. “Positional deprivation and support for redistribution and social insurance in Europe.” Comparative Political Studies 56, no. 5, 2022: 655–693,