Michael Bang Petersen is a Professor in Political Science from Aarhus University, Denmark. He received his PhD from the same university in 2007. Petersen utilizes theories and methods from evolutionary psychology to tackle research questions within political science. His work has appeared in numerous journals including American Political Science Review, Psychological Science, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and received the 2017 Early Career Award from the International Society of Political Psychology. Currently, he is heading a large-scale research project on the causes and consequences of online political hostility.