Teaching

University Duisburg-Essen

I regularly teach seminars at the University of Duisburg-Essen on the topics of Electoral Research and Political Methodology.

Let Them Express Themselves Freely – Analysing Open-Ended Questions Manually and Automatically (1x, 2021)

Seminar for Bachelor and Master Students in Political Science, discussing current research using answers from open-ended questions and teaching the basics of manual coding and supervised and unsupervised topic modeling with R

Political Decision-making, Political Leadership and Governance. Political Psychology from a Comparative Perspective (with Achim Goerres and Hayfat Hamidou; 2x, 2017, 2019)

Seminar for Master students in Political Science, dealing with all areas of political psychology and its use for comparative perspectives on decision-making.

Comperative Analyses of Electoral Behaviour with Stata (2x, 2018-2019)

Seminar for undergraduate students, covering the major theories of electoral research combined with an introduction to bi-/multivariate analyses in Stata.

 

Humboldt-University Berlin

Quantitative Data Analysis in Science Studies with Stata (with David Johann; 1x, 2016)

Introduction to quantitative methods such as linear/logistic/ordinal/poisson regression analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis for students of the Master Science Studies.

 

University of Mainz

The Political System Of Germany (7x, 2011-2015)

Aimed at first year students, we explored topics such as parliamentarism, the concept of political culture, the veto player concept by Tsebelis and its application to the German political system, as well as electoral behaviour.

Politics and Economy (3x, 2011-2012)

Seminar for 2nd and 3rd year bachelor students, covering rational choice theories, their application (e.g. Downs/Niskanen/Olson) and critiques as well as an introduction to Economic Theories (Classicial, Neoclassical, and Marxist).

The Ann Arbor Model and its Use for the Explanation of Voting Behaviour (1x, 2014)

Seminar for 3rd year students, covering the main factors of the Ann Arbor model and its various applications/advances through the years.

Analyzing Electoral Behaviour – Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS (1x, 2013)

Introduction to SPSS for 3rd year bachelor and 1st year master students, covering topics such as correlations, ANOVA, logistic regression, and exploratory factor analysis.

ECPR Method School

Introduction to Survey Design (with Bernd Schlipphak, 1x, 2021)

Introduction to the fundamentals of survey design using the Total Survey Error framework for postgraduate students

 

Supervision of BA and MA theses

So far, I acted as supervisor for more than 20 undergraduate dissertations as well as three master theses at the Universities of Mainz and Duisburg-Essen, dealing with topics such as the operationalization of political knowledge, qualitative analyses of in- and out-group perceptions of right-wing supporters, empirical analyses of the German welfare regime, the impact of sport events on nationalistic attitudes as well as the impact of issue and candidate orientations on electoral choices in comparative perspective. Currently, I supervise dissertations at the University of Duisburg-Essen as well as HU Berlin.

 

Supervision of PhD dissertations

Currently, I supervise two PhD projects as primary supervisor at the University of Duisburg-Essen where I am a PD (Privatdozentin). If you’re interested in persuing a PhD with me as a supervisor, which should be ideally empirical research with a solid theoretical foundation, feel free to contact me with your ideas.

I am particularly interested in the social and political integration of immigrant-origin citizens and young voters, as well as the impact of personality and social identities (such as negative partisanship, national and ethnic identities) on political behaviour. Furthermore, I do research on affective polarization as well as surveys (incentives, sampling methods), but also care about related topics.