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Ekoutiame (Jules) Ahlin

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3358

Room: D 302

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Education: 
M. Sc. in Mathematics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
M.A. in Public Economics and Applied Statistics, Institute for Empirical
Research in Political Economy (IERPE), Benin
B. Sc. in Mathematics, University of Lomé, Togo

First Supervisor: Dr. Anja Osei

Research Interests:

  • Comparative Politics in emerging African democracies
  • Legislatures development
  • Agreement and Disagreement detection in political debates using Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Statistical Learning and Machine Learning

Hana Attia

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Education: MA in Political Science University of Mannheim

First Supervisor: Prof. Gerald Schneider

Research Interests:

  • Economic Sanctions, International Organisations, Human Rights, Authoritarian Regimes

Yongping Bao

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 421 218-58589
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Education: MSc in Economics, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Sebastian Fehrler

Research Interests:

  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Applied Game Theory

Adrian Bidlingmaier

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3705

Room: D344

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Education: MA in Politics and Public Administration & European Governance, University of Konstanz and Utrecht

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Florian Kunze

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Philipp Bien

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-2108

Room: D207

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Education:
MA in Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
BA in Political Science and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Malang

Research Interests:

  • Legislatures in International Politics
  • Legitimacy of International Organisations
  • Statistical Network Analysis
  • Survey Experiments

Carl Lucas Bütje

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-2137

Room: F 212

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Education: M. Sc. in Economics, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Findeisen​​​​​​​

Research Interests:
- Economics of Education
- Public Economics
- Labor Economics
- Quantitative Methods in Empirical Microeconomics

Sina Chen

Doctoral Student

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Room: D 311, soon D 312

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Education:
Master in Social & Economic Data Science, University of Konstanz
BA in politics and public administration, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor:  Prof. Dr. Peter Selb

Research Interests:

  • survey methology
  • poll accuracy
  • election forecasting

Valentina Consiglio

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3721

Room: Y 313

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Education:
M. Sc. in Public Policy & Human Development with a specialisation in Social Protection, Maastricht University and United Nations University MERIT 
B. A. in Sociology, Politics & Economics, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen

First Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Kurer

Research Interests:
- Economic and political inequality
- Different dimensions of socio-economic mobility
- Labor market an social policy

Ingrid Espinoza de Sämann

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-4127

Room: E220

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Education: M. A. in Empirical Political and Social Research, University of Stuttgart
B. A.  in Social Science, University of Stuttgart

First Supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Steffen Eckhard

Research Interests:
- Computational Social Science 
- Discrimination and Racial Inequality
- Migration research
- Post-colonial approaches in research

Selina Graulich

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-4168

Room: D318

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Education: M.A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sabine Boerner

Research Interests:

  • Shared Leadership
  • Leadership Emergence
  • Soziale Netzwerkanalyse
  • Diversität
  • Resilienz

Frederik Gremler

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5613

Room: Y312

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Education: MA in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, BA Sociology, Politics & Economics, Zeppelin University

First Supervisor: Prof. Nils B. Weidmann

Research Interests:

- Ethnic Politics
- Political Communication with Digital Media
- Quantitative Methods

Lea Haiges

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-4094

Room: Y313

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Education: MA in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christina Zuber

Research Interests:

  • Ethnic politics
  • Inequality
  • Mobilization and conflict

Moath Hussien

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3214

Room: F 310

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Education:
B. Sc. in Civil Engineering
M. Sc. in Management of Projects, GDip in Economics

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Urs Fischbacher

Research Interests:

  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics
  • Decision Sciences
  • Moral and Social Behaviour
  • Inequality

Alessia Invernizzi

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3649

Room: D 230

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Education: M.Sc. Political Economy, University of Konstanz, B.Sc. Economics and Business, University of Milan-Bicocca

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gerald Schneider

Research interests:

  • Political Economy
  • Trade policies
  • Trade wars

Viktoria Jansesberger

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5612

Room: Y202

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Education:
MA in Political Sciene, University of Salzburg
BA in Political Science, University of Salzburg

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Spilker

Research Interests:
- Climate Change
- Extreme Weather Events
- Conflict 
- Inequality
- Political Participation

Daniel Kammer

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-4316

Room: E 2015

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Education:
M. Sc. in Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
B. Sc. in Economics,  University of Hamburg

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anke Hoeffler

Research Interests:
- Development Economics
- Applied Microeconomics
- Violence and Conflict

Alexander Klein

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3029

Room: D 244

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Education:
M. Sc. in European Studies, University of Gothenburg
M. A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
B. A. in Political Science, University of Mannheim

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Leuffen

Research Interests:
- International Politics
- European Politics 
- European Integration
- Contemporary History
- German Democratic Republic 

David Knoll

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5611

Room: D 222

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Education: M.A. in Political Science and Public Administration, U. of Konstanz.
B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration, U. of Konstanz.

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christina Zuber

Research Interests:
- Democratic Backsliding
- Historical Legacies
- Natural Experiments
- Cultural and sports hallmark events

Ann Lauterbach

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5626

Room: Y 211

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Education: M.Sc. Work and Organisational Psychology (Maastricht University)
B.A. Politics and Public Administration (University of Konstanz)

First Supervisor:  Prof. Dr. Florian Kunze

Research Interests:

  • ­New Work 
  • Employee Health 
  • Automatisation and Digitalisation 
  • Inequalities in Organisations 

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Olga Leshchenko

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-2379

Room: E 201

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Education:
M. A. in Sociology - European Societies, Free University Berlin, Germany
B. A. in Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Susanne Strauss

Research Interests:
- Health and Well-Being
- Labour Market Sociology
- Gender Inequalities
- Quantitative Methods

Lisa Mende

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-2379

Room: E 201

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Education:
M. A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
M. A. in European Affairs, Sciences Po Paris
B. A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christina Zuber

Research Interests:
- Citizenship
-(local) immigrant integration
- ethnic and social inequalities
- street-level bureaucracy 
 

Meray Maddah

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First Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Malang

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Michael Möller

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3080

Room: F 221

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Education: M. Sc. in Economics & Health Economics, Lund University; B. Sc. in Economics, University of Jena

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Guido Schwerdt

Research Interests:
- Health
- Education
- Labour
- Applied Microeconometrics

Jeremy Müller

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5396

Room: G516

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Education:
M. Sc. in Political Economy, University of Konstanz
B. A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Queens's University of Belfast

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Stefani

Research Interests:
- Auditing Experiments
- Behavioral Economics
- Game Theory
 

Thies Niemeier

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3649

Room: D230

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Education: M. A. in Political Economy, University of Lucerne; B. A. in International Business Studies, Coventry University

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gerald Schneider

Research Interests:

- Economic Sanctions
- International Trade
- International Relations
- Political Economy
- Development

Clemens Nollenberger

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Phone: +49 7531  88-4316

Room: E 215

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Education: M.A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Selb

Research Interests:
- Age-related inequality in political participation
- Resulting inequalities in democratic representation
- Policy responsiveness to public opinion 
- Statistical modeling and causal inference

Simon Rittershaus

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5233

Room: Y 113

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Education:
M. A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
B. A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Dr. Alexander Horn

Research Interests:
- Comparative Public Policy
- Politics of Inequality
- Environmental Politics

Stefanie Rueß

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-2311

Room: D 229

Post office box: 86

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First Supervisor: Prof. Gerald Schneider

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Oliver Schlenker

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5836

Room: F 212

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Education: M.Sc. (Dual Degree) in Economics, University of Konstanz & University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

First Supervisor:  Prof. Dr. Sebastian Findeisen

Research Interests:

  • Technological Change and Inequality
  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Quantitative Methods in Empirical Microeconomics

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Juliane Schmeling

Doctoral Student

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Education:
M. A. in Public Governance, University of Applied Science HTW Berlin
B. A. in Public Management, University of Applied Science HTW Berlin

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel

Research Interests:
- Public Governance
- Digital Competencies
- E-Government

Stefan Scholz

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3129

Room: Y 119

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Education: M. Sc. in Social and Economic Data Analysis, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nils Weidmann

Research Interests:
- Machine learning
- Image analysis
- Social and political event analysis

Miriam Schwarzmaier

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-2866

Room: D 320

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Education: M. Arts. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Constance, B. Arts in Politics and Public Administration, University of Constance

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sabine Boerner

Research Interests:
-Female Leadership
-Motivation to lead
- Leadership Aspiration

Oleksandr Shevchuk

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Phone: +49 7531  88-4452

Room: D228

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Education: MSc in Political Economy, University of Konstanz; Bachelor in Economics, International Economics, Kyiv National Economic University

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gerald Schneider

Research Interests:

  • Impact of Financial Crises on Political Polarization and Economic Inequality
  • Social Conflict and Mobilization
  • Political Economy of Sanctions

David Steinecke

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3029

Room: D 244

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Education: M.A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, B.A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Leuffen

Research Interests:
- Decision-making and interinstitutional relations in the EU
- European Integration
- International relations and politics
- Legislative studies
- Quantitative methods and NLP

Rebecca Strauch

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5628

Room: E223

Post office box: 84

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Education: MA in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nils B. Weidmann

Research Interests:

  • Comparative Politics in Authoritarian Regimes
  • Impact of Information Technology
  • Social Data Mining
  • Quantitative Methods

Sophia Stutzmann

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-4127

Room: E 220

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Education: M.Sc. & M.A. in European Affairs and Political Economy, Sciences po Paris & London School of Economics
B.A. in International Cultural and Business Studies, University of Passau

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marius Busemeyer

Research Interests:
- Comparative political economy
- Labour markets
- Welfare state research
- The political economy of technological change

Subashini Sundar

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Phone: +49 7531  88-2632

Room: F 243

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Education:
Master of Science in Economics, University of Konstanz
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Madras

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Hahn

Research Interests:
- Quantitative Macroeconomics and Macroeconometrics

Patrick Sullivan

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Phone: +49 7531  88-4021

Room: Y 112

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Education: Master in Public Policy, Hertie School
Bachelor of Science-Education (with Majors in Economics, History, and Political Science), University of Wisconsin-Madison

First Supervisor:  Prof. Guido Schwerdt

Research Interests:

  • Economic Inequality
  • Public Policy
  • Survey Experiments

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Gerlinde Theunissen

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3738

Room: Y 112

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Education:

MA Public Policy, Political Economy and Development, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, Central European University

BA Political Science and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Prof. Nils Weidmann

Research Interests:

  • Comparative Politics in Authoritarian Regimes
  • Subnational Regimes 
  • Political Equality
  • Regional Equality

Theresa Wieland

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5685

Room: E 201

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Education:
M. A. in Sociology, University of Mainz
B. A. in Sociology (Major) and Economics (Minor), University of Mainz

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Hinz

Research Interests:
- Influences on Environmental Attitudes
- Environmental and Social Inequalities
- International Research and Welfare States

Jieqiong Wu

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-2315

Room: D 331

Post office box: 81

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Education: n.n

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Thomann

Research Interests:

  • Cybersecurity Policy
  • Public Governance
  • Policy Evaluation

Qi Yu

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5620

Room: Y312

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Education:
M. A. in Speech and Language Processing, University of Konstanz
M. A. in General Linguistics, University of Konstanz

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Regine Eckardt

Research Interests:
- Automated detection of frames in political discourses using NLP approaches
- Unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning approaches for detecting lexical, semantic and pragmatic cues for subtext and framing
- Word embeddings
 

Sergio Zanotto

Doctoral Student

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Phone: +49 7531  88-3905

Room: Y 302

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Education: M. Sc. in General Linguistics, University of Verona
B. Sc. in Foreign Languages and Cultures, University of Verona

First Supervisor: Prof. Miriam Butt

Research Interests:

-  Manual and automated detection of arguments in political discourses

-  Impact of different linguistic features on attracting political preferences among different strata of the population