Independent Young Researchers

On this website, we list postdoctoral researchers at our department, who have the status of "independent young researchers" and conduct their own research projects.

EMBRACing changE: Overcoming obstacles and advancing democracy in the European Neighbourhood

PD Dr. Sonja Grimm

Room D 232, P.O. Box 86
Phone: + 49 7531 88 3081

Research Interests:

Democratization and democracy promotion, State building, International conflict management, European foreign policy, European neighborhood policy

Varieties of Egalitarianism: Mapping the Politics of Inequality with Online Crowdcoding

Dr. Alexander Horn

Room Y 107, P.O. Box 94
Phone: +49 7531 88 4878

The Politics of Labor Market Inequality and Occupational Mobility

Dr. Thomas Kurer

Room Y 307
Phone: +49 7531 88 5031

Research Interests:

Labour markets, automation, occupational change, social hierarchies, political behaviour

Legislatures in International Politics

Dr. Thomas Malang

D327, P.O. Box 82
Tel: +49 (0) 7531 88 -  2466

Research Interests:

Electoral Authoritarianism, Democratization, African Politics

Immigrants in Germany as External Voters: Explaining Support for Home-Country Populism

Dr. Nihan Toprakkiran

Office Y 227, P.O. Box 92
Phone: +49 7531 88 5666

Research Interests:

Social Rights and Welfare Regimes, Politics of Development, Social and Economic Inequality, Political Behaviour of Immigrants.

Body Politics: Gender, Medicalization and Obstetric Violence in Ghana

Dr. Abena Yalley

Room: Y228, P.O. Box: 216
Phone: 07531 88 5639

Research Interests:

gender inequalities, violence within healthcare systems, obstetric violence, domestic violence, masculinity, policing domestic violence, African feminisms and development, migration and security in Sub-Saharan Africa