Ida Hjermitslev is a Ph.D. Candidate studying comparative political behavior. Her primary focus is on mass-elite linkages pertaining to political ideology and belief systems. Her dissertation explores the effects of coalition patterns on voters’ perceptions of party positions and policy space. Her research, including peer-reviewed work, combines insights from fields such as spatial party competition, coalition formation, public opinion, and survey methodology. Before coming to Duke, Ida graduated from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, with a master’s degree in Political Science.