Mirjam Dagefoerde is a political scientist interested in the relation of citizens and politics and political representation.
Her doctoral thesis (Sciences Po), titled ‘Evaluating representation from citizens’ perspective: concepts of congruence, context and Europeans’ representational judgments’, aims at evaluating representation in Europe while emphasizing the need to consider the citizen’s perspective. Further, the dissertation accounts for the institutional context and explores effects of congruence on multiple issue dimensions.
Before joining the EUI, Mirjam was a researcher and lecturer at Sciences Po and at the University of Stuttgart. She was a visiting scholar at different Universities, among them the University of Oxford.
At the EUI, she is interested in exploring representation (gaps) in the European multi-level setting while accounting for inequality. Further, her research explores how (in-)congruence affects citizens’ relation to the state.
Mirjam taught classes at Sciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs, Euro-American program, Paris School of Public Policy, collège universitaire) and at the University of Stuttgart. The topics range from political representation, citizens and politics of communication to research methods in BA- and MA programmes. She was involved in diverse research projects, such as Citizens and Representatives in France and Germany, the French Presidential Elections, the European Elections Project and the European Social Survey.