Home » Departments and Centres » Political and Social Sciences » Research & Teaching » Working Groups

Working Groups


A number of Working Groups, led by the SPS professors or researchers, have been established: 

Colloquium on Analytical Sociology
Mentoring professor: Arnout van de Rijt
Contact: Monika Rzemieniecka 
Colloquium on Comparative Politics and Public Policy
Mentoring professor: Ellen M. Immergut
Contact: Adele Battistini
Colloquium on Political Behaviour
Mentoring professor: Elias Dinas
Contact: Álvaro Canalejo Molero & Nerea Gándara Guerra
Political Economy Working Group
Mentoring professor: Dorothee Bohle
Contact: Luuk Schmitz & Nils Oellerich
European Union Studies Working Group
Mentoring professor: Anton Hemerijck
Contact: Lucas Schramm & Johanna Breuer 
Experimental Working Group 
(joint with ECO)
Mentoring professor: Klarita Gërxhani (SPS) and Sule Alan (ECO) 
Contact: Claudia Fanti & Lucia Vigna
Inequality Working Group
Mentoring professors: Fabrizio Bernardi and Juho Härkönen
Contact: María Del Mar Cañizares Espadafor Risto Conte Keivabu 
Information Society (INFOSOC) Working Group
(joint with LAW)
Mentoring professor: Peter Drahos (LAW)
International Relations Working Group
Mentoring professor: Jeff Checkel
Contact: Johannes Rothe & Ines Bolanos
IR Theory Working Group
Mentoring professor: Jeff Checkel
Contact: Adele Battistini
Laboratory on Comparative Politics 
Mentoring professor: Miriam Golden
Contact: Monika Rzemieniecka
Legal and Political Theory Working Group
(joint with LAW)
Mentoring professor: Jeff Checkel
Contact: Lukas Schmid
Natural and field experiments Working Group 
Mentoring professor: Miriam Golden
Contact: Eleanor Woodhouse & Annabelle Wittels 
Qualitative and Fieldwork Working Group
Mentoring Professors: Jeffrey Checkel & Caitlin Procter
Contact: Wolfgang Minatti & Mariusz Bogacki
Research Working Group on the Future of Welfare States 
Mentoring professor: Ellen M. Immergut
Contact: Adele Battistini
Working Group on Quantitative Methods
Mentoring professor: Arnout van de Rijt
Contact: Chendi WangMarcus Hagley & Ariane Aumaitre 


The initiative of creating Working Groups is supported by the SPS Department.   

If you wish to organise a working group please note that: 

Each group should have a liaison professor. His/her role would not be to interfere in any way with the group’s work but just to be aware of what is happening. The administrative assistant to that professor would then be responsible for the room booking, not for the circulation of announcements. This would have to be to be followed up by the workshop organisers.

Working Groups should set up web pages, so that researchers in the SPS Department and other Departments know what is going on. The Departmental web coordinator, Monika Rzemieniecka, can give you advice on this.

Check here all the upcoming events organised by the SPS Working Groups.

Click here to access the Centralised Working Groups Repository.


Page last updated on 05 November 2020