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Essay in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on the perception of inequality

In an essay by Nils Wischmeyer, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports on the results of the Inequality Barometer by Marius R. Busemeyer, Nanna Lauritz Schönhage, Sharon Baute, Luna Bellani and Guido Schwerdt of the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality". It shows that most people consider themselves to be part of the middle class even though they do not belong to it. It also explains why rich people underestimate how well off they are. You can read the essay in German here.

Prof. Dr. David Garcia was interviewed by the Science Magazine for the article "Does social media polarize voters? Unprecedented experiments on Facebook users reveal surprises"

The article "Should social media polarise voters? Unprecedented experiments with Facebook users reveal surprises" looks at new research approaches to study the impact of social media on society and mentions concerns about Meta’s role in the unusual collaboration between industry and academia. In this context, Prof. Dr. David Garcia was interviewed. You can read the article by Kai Kupferschmidt here.

Abena Yalley receives research funding from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation!

The Department of Political and Administrative Sciences congratulates Ms. Abena Yalley on receiving a research grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for the project "Body Politics: Gender, Healthcare and Obstetric Violence in Nigeria". The project aims to examine the gendered dynamics of obstetric violence in Nigeria. In particular, it will explore how gender inequality in health systems and in societies as a whole contributes to women's experiences of obstetric violence. The project will run…

Prof. Dr. Florian Kunze has been named one of the 40 leading HR minds by personalmagazin!

Prof. Dr. Florian Kunze was awarded as one of the 40 leading HR heads by the personalmagazin! The departement congratulates him to this success cordially! It is a great confirmation for Prof. Kunze and his whole team at the Future of Work Lab Konstanz. The award shows the importance of the influential research on digitalization, demography and diversity in the world of work. More information about the award can be found here.

Visit of students from Argentina!

For five days in June 2023 a group of students from the Universidad Católica de Cuyo, from San Juan in Argentina will stay at the department. This stay is part of a visit to three German universities and is sponsored by the DAAD. The visit is coordinated by Dr. Franco Bastias, from the AG Busemeyer.