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Work package 4 - Measuring Citizen Preferences in a Globalised World
This workpackage, the responsibility of UMA, examines the political engagement and participation of immigrants, as electoral research only reluctantly dealt with the electoral involvement of this ever-growing group of people with a migration background, be it on the mass or on the elite level. Tasks: 1. Develop literature review, research question and research design; 2. Analyse available data; 3. Issue final report; 4. Produce research paper for submission; 5. Undertake training in key methodologies and complementary skills.
Lead partner institution
Start and end dates
1 May 2010 - 30 April 2011
Experienced Researcher (ER)
I graduated in political science, philosophy and german literature at Greifswald University, Germany (2002). As a post-graduate I was enrolled in the post-graduate program “European Integration” at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna (2004). Additionally, I was attending the doctoral program "The Future of the European Social Model" at Göttingen University – founded by the German Research foundation (DFG) (2006). My doctoral thesis focuses on the European enlargement and the transfer of law in the field of equal treatment of women and men.
My current research interest lies in the fields of electoral behavior, with particular emphasis on the youngest voters, and civic education and political socialization by different agents. At TNS and in the Marie Curie network I am following the question, whether social and economic wellbeing is able to predict or clarify voting behaviour, but also formal and informal participation of (young) voters in Europe. The whole idea tries to combine the development of indices regarding social and economic wellbeing and the development of indices of active citizenship.
Since completing my ELECDEM research contract I have taken a position with TNS Opinion as a Methodology and Statistics Manager.