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EUI partners

portrait_hpk_polcon_100Hanspeter Kriesi is the director of the POLCON project. He holds the Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics at the European University Institute in Florence. Previously, he has been teaching at the universities of Amsterdam, Geneva, and Zurich. He was the director of a Swiss national research program on the “Challenges to democracy in the 21 st century” from 2005-2012.

 

Abel Bojar BW

Abel Bojar is a post-doctoral researcher on the POLCON project at the EUI.  He holds a Ph.D. from the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he defended his thesis in 2014. His research investigates the political economy of the public budget in European democracies and focuses on various aspects of party politics and electoral dynamics.

portrait_shu_polcon_100Swen Hutter is a post-doctoral researcher in the POLCON project at the EUI. 
He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Munich (2011). His revised dissertation “Protesting Culture and Economics in Western Europe: New Cleavages in Left and Right Politics” is published with the University of Minnesota Press (2014).
portrait_jl_polcon_100Jasmine Lorenzini is a post-doctoral researcher on the POLCON project at the EUI. 
She holds a Ph.D. from the university of Geneva, where she defended her thesis on « Unemployment and Citizenship: Social and Political Participation of Unemployed Youth in Geneva » in 2013.
portrait_aa_polcon_100Argyrios Altiparmakis is a doctoral researcher in the POLCON project at the EUI. 
He holds an MSc in Political Science and Political Economy from LSE and a Diploma in Applied Maths and Physics from the National Technical University of Athens. His main research interests are political participation and political economy.
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Endre Borbáth is a doctoral researcher in the POLCON project at the EUI. 
He holds a Masters degree in Political Science from the Central European University and BA in Political Science, Philosophy from the Babes-Bolyai University. His main research interests are electoral and comparative politics, the politics of Central and Eastern Europe.

 

portrait_bb_polcon_100Björn Bremer is a doctoral researcher in the POLCON project at the EUI. He holds a Masters degree from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. His main research interests are political economy, comparative politics, and the politics of Western Europe.

portrait_gv_polcon_100Guillem Vidal is a doctoral researcher in the POLCON project at the EUI. 
He holds a Masters degree in International Relations from the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals and a BSc in Economics from the Utrecht University. His main research interests are comparative politics, political economy and Southern Europe.
portrait3151polcon100Theresa Gessleis a doctoral researcher in the POLCON project at the EUI. 
She holds a Master degree in Political Science from Central European University in Budapest and a BA from Goethe University Frankfurt. Her main research interests are comparative politics, democracy and social movements in Southern and Eastern Europe.
portrait651polcon100Giorgio Malet is a doctoral researcher at the EUI. 
He holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from LSE and a Master degree in Political Science from the University of Florence. He also studied in Pisa at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and in Paris at EHESS. His main research interests are party competition and voting behaviour.
portrait3172polcon100Julia Schulte-Cloos is a doctoral researcher in the POLCON project at the EUI. She holds a MSc in Politics Research from the University of Oxford and a BA in Political Science from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Her main research interests are comparative politics, electoral behavior and European politics.

Sophia Hunger

Sophia Hunger is a doctoral researcher in the POLCON project at the EUI. She holds an MSc in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and BAs in Political Science and Anthropology from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Her main research interests are comparative politics, party competition, political discourse and populism in Europe. 

Chendi WangChendi Wang is a doctoral researcher in the POLCON project at the EUI. He holds a MSc in Comparative Politics from University College London and a BA in English Literature from Shanghai International Studies University. His main research interests are comparative politics, political behaviour, political economy and democracy/democratisation.

portrait_ml_polcon_100Maureen Lechleitner works as the Project Coordinator and Administrator for “Political Conflict in Europe in the Shadow of the Great Recession” (POLCON). She has been working at the European University Institute, Florence, for many years and speaks English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.

 

UZH partners

portrait_gs_polcon_100Gerold Schneider is post-doctoral researcher, scientific programmer and the leader of the part of the POLCON project which is based in Zurich. He holds a PhD in computational linguistics from the University of Zurich. He is author of over 80 peer-reviewed articles on Text Mining, Corpus Linguistics and syntactic parsing.
portrait_ma_polcon_100Peter Makarov is a doctoral student at the Institute of Computational Linguistics, Zurich University. He holds a master's degree in computational linguistics from the University of Tübingen. He is interested in mathematical methods in computational and general linguistics.

 

IPZ partner project: Years of Turmoil

portrait_sh_polcon_100Silja Häusermann is directing the “Years of Turmoil” project. She is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Her research interests are in Comparative Political Economy, in particular the politics of welfare state reform.
portrait_bw_polcon_100Bruno Wüest is a post-doctoral researcher and teaching fellow at the Department of Political Science and the National Center for Competence Research Democracy of the University of Zurich. His research interests are text analysis, comparative political economy as well as electoral and protest politics.
portrait_tk_polcon_100Thomas Kurer is a doctoral researcher in the "Years of Turmoil" project at the University of Zurich. He holds a Master Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Zurich. His main research interests are comparative political economy and political participation.

 

 Advisory board

portrait_ze_polcon_100Zsolt Enyedi is Professor at the Central European University. He published widely on party politics, church and state relations, political attitudes, authoritarianism, comparative government and democratization. He received the Wildenmann Prize and the Bibó Award. He held research fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Notre Dame University, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, the European University Institute, and at Johns Hopkins University.

 

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