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Schoenmann, Roger

Associate Professor

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States

United States

Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2008/2009

Ph.D. Institution

Columbia University, United States


Roger Schoenman earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2005 and holds an M.Sc. in Philosophy from the London School of Economics. He was a fellow at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University during the 2006-2007 academic year and a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies in 2006. Since 2005, he has been assistant professor of politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
His current research explores the relationships emerging across post-communist Europe between business, parties and the state. He is also keenly interested in reconciliation after political transformations, state-building, the politics of memory, lobbying, legislative stability, the implications of small worlds for transitions, and the use of new technologies in political research, including machine assisted content analysis, computer assisted coding and social network analysis. His dissertation explored the effects of different types of business networks and political party competition on state building in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.
Roger Schoenman has published in Political Studies and East European Politics and Societies. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in international and comparative political economy, and received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the German Marshall Fund and the Ford Foundation.

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