Sunbelt Conference in Utrecht

Only nine days to go… Together with Emilien Paulis, I host a panel on Social Networks and Political Participation at the Sunbelt conferene in Utrecht. Looking forward to all the interesting and great papers. You find the detailed programme here.


CfP Community in Crisis? Political Identification in Europe

Together with my great colleague Amanda Machin, I organise a workshop on political identifaction in Europe. The workshop takes place at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen in October. We are especially happy that we are cooperating with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Baden-Württemberg to organise a public keynote speech and debate during the workshop. Here you find more information. We are looking forward to receiving many interesting abstracts.



MPSA Annual Conference 2018

I am very happy and proud that Valentina Consiglio will present our joint work on „Policy Information and the Attitude towards Asylum Seekers“ at the MPSA Annual Conference 2018. In the paper, we used two online survey experiments to assess the framing effects of policy information on the attitudes towards asylum seekers. Our results show how even communications of apparently ‚dry‘ information about policy decisions can influence attitudes. I am especially proud because the paper is based on Valentina’s Bachelor Thesis for which she conducted the first experiment. She finished her Bachelor last spring and in the meantime we conducted the second experiment together. The new results helped us to gain a (first) better understanding of how different individuals might be prone to different frames. Definitively, research we need to continue.

EUSN 2017 in Mainz

Only one week to go… The European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN) 2017 takes place in Mainz from 26th to 29th September. I am looking foward to many interesting presentations especially in my panel on the ‚The role of social networks to explain political behaviour and attitudes‘. For more information, check out the conference programme.

MPSA Annual Conference

Looking forward to presenting my paper „Linking Partisanship and Political Context: The Impact of Party System Characteristics on Individual Party Identification“ at the MPSA Annual Conference in Chicago.

WK ORG Workshop

Very happy to attend the WK ORG Workshop in Hamburg. Meike Wiemann is presenting our joint work with Antoinette Weibel: „‘Good’ and ‘bad’ control in public administration: How differing implementations of performance appraisal and reward systems impact cooperative climate and employee trust in the employer“