Visiting scholars academic year 2016 – 2017
Diana Mutz (University of Pennsylvania)
Diana C. Mutz (Ph.D. Stanford University) teaches and does research on public opinion, political psychology and mass political behavior, with a particular emphasis on political communication. At Penn she holds the Samuel A. Stouffer Chair in Political Science and Communication, and also serves as Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics.
Roger Waldinger (University of University of California, Los Angeles)
Roger Waldinger, Distinguished Professor (Ph.D. Harvard) and Director of the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration works on international migration: its social, political, and economic consequences; the policies and politics emerging in response to its advent; the links between immigrants and the countries and people they have left behind; the trajectories of newcomers and their descendants after migration.
Visiting Students academic year 2016 – 2017
| September 28, 2016 – August 31, 2017
Jinglin Song (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)
Jinglin Song (Ph.D candidate from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China) majors in Political Science and does research on anti-corruption, political grass-roots party and political identity online.
Visiting scholars academic year 2015 – 2016
Jan W. van Deth is Professor of Political Science and International Comparative Social Research. His main areas of research include political culture, social change and comparative research methods. He was director of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), head of the international network of Citizenship, Involvement, Democracy (CID) and Book Series Editor of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). He is inter alia Corresponding Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and coordinator of the German Coordination Team for the European Social Survey. His most recent book publications include: Comparative Polititcs: The Problem of Equivalence. Colchester: ECPR Press, 2013.
May 6-14, 2016
Tom van der Meer is associate professor (universitair hoofddocent) in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. He specializes in political trust, electoral behaviour, (ethnic diversity and) social cohesion, and research methods.
February 1-5, 2016
Dr. Laura Stephenson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at The University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on political behaviour and the effects of institutions, including the issues of partisanship, voting, and the relationships between voters, parties and electoral systems, from both a comparative and a Canadian perspective. Her research has been published in several journals, including Electoral Studies, Political Psychology, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. She is co-editor of Voting Behaviour in Canada (UBC Press 2010) and co-author of Fighting for Votes (UBC Press 2015)
Peter Söderlund is Academy Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Institute, Åbo Akademi University. He currently works on a research project entitled Personalization of electoral competition? (2014-2019) that investigates how candidate-centered electoral systems affect voting behavior and electoral outcomes. In the field of electoral research, he has published on political participation, electoral volatility and right-wing populist voting.
Visiting students academic year 2015 – 2016
April 1, 2016- May 4, 2016
Cesar Guzman-Concha (Scuola Normale Superiore – Florence, Italy)
Cesar Guzman-Concha is a research fellow in the Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence, Italy), at the Center of Social Movement Studies (COSMOS). Before that he was postdoctoral researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). Cesar’s research interests focus on the making of radical social movements, the interaction between social movements and political parties, including the policy impacts of political activism, and configurational research methods. Currently he is engaged in a comparative project (with Donatella Della Porta) that looks at the ways in which grassroot organizations achieve policy change, looking at recent student movements in four countries. (https://sns.academia.edu/CesarGuzmanConcha).
March 1, 2016- April 30, 2016
Sergio Lo Iacono (University of Essex)
Sergio Lo Iacono is a PhD candidate (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council) in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. His research interests include trust, social cohesion, collective action dilemmas, and social networks.
February 15, 2016- April 22, 2016
Ralf Esperschidt (University of Heidelberg)
Ralf Esperschidt is an undergraduate student at the University of Heidelberg. During his studies of Political Science he also attended courses at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Sonoma State University. His research interests include: US Foreign Policy, Comparative European Studies and International Conflict Research.
February 2016 – April 2016
Alexander Wuttke (University of Mannheim)
Alexander Wuttke is a PhD student at the University of Mannheim, Germany. His dissertation is about voting as a civic duty and the interplay of norms and political behavior in general. Currently, he is involved in projects surveying German party members and a large-scale field-experiment on the effects of interest groups´ mailings on political attitudes in. His research interests include political psychology, electoral studies and political parties.
September 2015 – September 2016
Justin Park (Fulbright student)
Justin holds a BA in Political Science/ International Relations and a minor in French from University of California- Los Angeles (’12). He worked as a research assistant at the Korea Institute of National Unification studying the current trends in North-South Korea relations. The following year he joined the Peace Corps and served in Cameroon for two years as an English teacher and a music teacher at a local high school. He also organized a city-wide HIV/AIDS campaign for World AIDS day that tested 1,000 locals and sensitized the public about the dangers and the prevention methods. As an independent Fulbright visiting student, he currently works on a research project on naturalisation among African immigrants in Québec.
June 2015 – February 2016
Leonor Flores (University of Barcelona)
Leonor Flores is researcher of the Spanish Policy Agendas Project at the University of Barcelona. She holds a BA in Journalism and Political Science (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and a MA in Political Analysis and Institutional Assessment (University of Barcelona). She has worked as a journalist in media (newspapers and radio) and in press offices in both, private and public institutions.
September 2015 – August 2016
Felipe Colomé (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
I am a Sociology Ph.D. student at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. I conducted studies during my master’s degree in Social Sciences about the political consumerism in southern Brazil. In this work I investigated consumption practices of solidarity economy movement. For my dissertation I am investigating the consumption practices of vegans in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. In this research I am studying how these practices can be perceived as new forms of political action. My research interests include political participation, political consumerism, sociology of consumption and social movements.
Visiting scholars academic year 2014 – 2015
Visiting students academic year 2014-2015
Visiting scholars academic year 2013 – 2014
|April 14-18, 2014Emily Falk (University of Pennsylvania)Emily Falk is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. Dr. Falk’s research integrates methods from cognitive neuroscience (e.g. functional magnetic resonance imaging; fMRI), psychology (e.g. experimental studies of behavior in the lab; broad-based surveys in the real world; experience sampling), and communication studies to understand media effects at the individual, group and population levels. In particular, Dr. Falk is interested in understanding how people behave in response to persuasive messages (e.g. when do they change their behavior? can we predict how they will behave using neural data?). She is also interested in the spread of messages through social networks, and how social norms, values and culture spread. A primary focus of her work is health behavior change and the construction of effective health campaigns.|
|April 7 – May 2, 2014Aaron Martin (University of Melbourne)Aaron Martin was educated at the ANU, the Institute of Political Studies (Paris), Stanford University and the University of Melbourne. He returned to the University of Melbourne as Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences in 2011. Aaron’s research focuses on young people and politics, public opinion, behavioural economics applications to policy making (using randomised controlled trials) and policy and citizens’ agendas. He is the author of Young People and Politics: Political Engagement in the Anglo-American Democracies (Routledge, 2012) and numerous articles. In 2010 he has awarded an ARC grant with Keith Dowding (ANU) for the Australian Policy Agendas Project. Aaron is currently working on a book on behavioural economics applications to policy making. Aaron also sits on the Australian Electoral Commissioner’s Advisory Board on Electoral Research.|
|September 2013 – January 2014Philipp Harfst (Universität Greifswald)|
|July 2012 – June 2014Elin Naurin (University of Gothenburg)Elin Naurin is a visiting professor at the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, Department of Political Science, McGill University. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. She comes from a position as Programme Manager of the Multidisciplinary Opinion and Democracy Group that hosts the Laboratory for Opinion Research (LORe) at the University of Gothenburg. LORe performs online panel surveys of citizens, representatives and journalists. Together with Robert Thomson (Trinity University) and Terry Royed (University of Alabama) Elin has initiated the Comparative Party Pledge Group that investigates parties election pledge fulfillment in 11 countries. Elin is currently working on the edited book project Comparative Election Pledge Fulfillment. She also writes about citizens’ and representatives’ views of mandates and accountability.|
Visiting students academic year 2013 – 2014
|February 2014 – June 2014Elina Lindgren (University of Gothenburg)Elina Lindgren is a PhD candidate from the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg. Elina works on the effect of campaign rhetoric on voter perceptions of policy proposals. She will start her stay here by analyzing data from a new experiment where she presents respondents with differently formulated election promises. The recent experiment is based on face-to-face experiment in a central station, but she has also worked a lot with the Citizen Panel in Gothenburg.|
|March 2014 – May 2014Bolette Danckert (University of Copenhagen)Bolette Danckert is a Ph.D student at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science. Her research focusses on the effects of ethnic diversity on interethnic attitudes and political opinions.|
|January 2014 – April 2014Louise Donkor (University of Liverpool)Louise Donkor is a Ph.D student in Politics and Communication Studies at the University of Liverpool. Her research interests are gender, media and representation.|
|September 2013 – January 2014Tamar de Waal (University of Amsterdam)Tamar de Waal is a Ph.D researcher at the Paul Scholten center, University of Amsterdam (UvA). Her research is on how civic integration tests fit into liberal democratic states. It is conducted under supervision of Prof. M. de Wilde and Dr. R. Pierik. Tamar holds a degree in international criminal law (LL.M, UvA/Columbia Law School New York) and also completed a BA in philosophy (honors, UvA, UCL).|
|June 2013 – December 2013Annika Freden (Lund University)Annika Freden is a PhD student at Lund University. Her main research interests are strategic voting, contemporary European politics and statistical methods. She also works with experimental methods. Annika has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Gothenburg (2011) and have studied political science at the University of Stirling, Scotland.|
Visiting scholars academic year 2012-2013
|/>||June 2013Rose McDermott (Brown University)Rose McDermott is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. A 2008-2009 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, McDermott received her Ph.D.(Political Science) and M.A. (Experimental Social Psychology) from Stanford. McDermott has taught at Cornell and UCSB and has held fellowships at Harvard’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and Harvard’s Women and Public Policy Program. McDermott’s research focuses on political psychology and international relations. Author of four books and over seventy articles on international relations, foreign policy, experimentation, the impact of emotion on decision making, social identity, and both evolutionary and neuroscientific models of political science, McDermott is best known for Risk Taking in International Relations: Prospect Theory in American Foreign Policy (Michigan 1998), Political Psychology in International Relations (Michigan 2004), and Presidential Illness, Leadership and Decision Making (Cambridge 2007). Her latest co-edited volume is the forthcoming Measuring Identity: A Guide for Social Science Research, with Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko Herrera, and Alastair Iain Johnson (Cambridge). McDermott is currently involved in a series of projects investigating the biological and genetic bases of aggression, and a book project on pandemic disease.|
|May 2013Jean-François Laslier (Ecole Polytechnique)Jean-François Laslier is a researcher at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique and a professor in the Department of Economics at the Ecole Polytechnique, in France. He is an associate member of the CSDC. His main topics of interest are social choice, welfare, game theory, and voting experiments. He is co-editor of the journal Mathematical Social Sciences.|
|April 2013Marina Costa Lobo (University of Lisbon)Marina Costa Lobo, D.Phil, Oxford University (2001) is a researcher in political science at the Institute of Social Sciences in the University of Lisbon, and a guest lecturer in political science at IUL. She is co-director of the Portuguese Election studies since 2001. She has focussed her research on electoral behaviour in Portugal from a comparative perspective, as well as semi-presidentialism. In the field of electoral research she has published on leader effects as well as economic voting. She is co-editor of the book Portugal at the Polls” (Lexington Press).|
|February 2013Dhavan Shah (University of Wisconsin — Madison)Dhavan V. Shah is the Louis A. & Mary E. Maier-Bascom Professor at the University of Wisconsin, where he is Director of the Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC) and Scientific Director of the Center for Health Enhancement System Studies (CHESS). Housed in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication with appointments in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Political Science, his work concerns the psychology of communication influence, especially effects of ICTs (information and communication technologies) on social judgments, health outcomes, and civic and political participation.|
|December 2012Michael Herron (Dartmouth College)Michael Herron is Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, and much of his current research focuses on election irregularities and patterns in electoral participation. He holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, an MS in Statistics from Stanford University, and a BS in Mathematics and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. Herron taught previously at Northwestern University and has visited at Harvard University, the University of Rochester, and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. In the aftermath of the 2012 General Election Herron is interested in assessing whether recent changes in Florida voting laws affected early voting patterns in the state. He is also studying patterns in rejected absentee ballots with an eye toward determining whether absentee ballot rejection rates vary across Florida, holding fixed voter characteristics.|
Visiting scholars academic year 2011-2012
|Winter 2012Lilach Nir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)Lilach Nir (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) holds a dual appointment as Associate Professor in the department of Political Science and in the department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She specializes in public opinion and political communication. Dr. Nir is a former Fulbright fellow to the United States, and is currently visiting on sabbatical at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011/2). Her publications include journal articles on news-framing and public discourse, public opinion perceptions, conversational dynamics of online political discussions, social network diversity and participation, developing a novel measure of opinion quality, and the contribution of political disagreement to opinion quality. Her work won awards from the International Communication Association and the World Association for Public Opinion Research, and has appeared or currently in press in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Political Studies, Journal of Communication, Communication Theory, and the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.|
|Winter 2012Stefaan Walgrave (University of Antwerp)Stefaan Walgrave is professor of political Science at the University of Antwerp. His research interests are social movements, political participation, political communication and elections. He has published on these topics in such journals as the European Journal of Political Research, Political Communication, Comparative Politics, Mobilization, Journal of European Public Policy, Social Forces, Journal of Communication, and the American Journal of Political Science. He is a member of M2P, the Media, Movements and Politics research group of the University of Antwerp. His current research projects include a comparative analysis of the political agenda-setting power of protest in five European countries, how issues make news, shifting patterns of participation and representation in Europe, and a comparative analysis of sub-state nationalist discourse in election manifestoes and televised debates in four federal countries.|