I am a PhD candidate in political science at the DYNAMICS Research Training Group, jointly organised by the Hertie School of Governance and the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From January to May 2023, I visited The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Department of Politics at Princeton University.
My research connects insights from comparative political behavior and public policy, engaging with work on sexuality and gender, transnational politics, social norms, electoral studies, and social movements. Methodologically, I specialize on strategies for causal identification, quantitative approaches to the analysis of text corpora, and experiments. In my dissertation project, I concentrate on unraveling the intricate ways in which legal changes in the rights of marginalized groups influence the opinions and behaviors of the broader population. Specifically, I investigate how changes in LGBTQ+ rights impact various aspects of political behavior, including shifts in voting patterns, the formation and dismantling of prejudiced attitudes, and the incidence of hate crimes.
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Haas, V. I., Stoetzer, L. F., Schleiter, P., & Klüver, H. (2023). Can wedge strategies by mainstream parties cross-cut the anti-immigration far right vote? Electoral Studies, 83, 102617.