Guillem Rico received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where he currently holds a ‘Ramón y Cajal’ fellowship awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2014-2019). Between 2009 and 2011, he visited the  University of California, Santa Barbara and Berkeley, with the support of a mobility grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Fulbright Scholar Program. His research interests include voting behavior, public opinion, and political leadership. His work has been published in journals such as Political Psychology, Electoral Studies, and South European Society & Politics. He is also author of a book on the perception and electoral influence of party leaders in Spain (Líderes políticos, opinión pública y comportamiento electoral en España. Madrid: CIS, 2009), and co-editor of a volume on the 2011  general elections in Spain (Elecciones generales 2011. Madrid: CIS, 2014).