Since October 2017 I am a CNRS political scientist at the Centre Emile Durkheim, Sciences Po Bordeaux. Before joining the Centre Emile Durkheim I spend three years at the University of Constance (Germany) as a post-doctoral researcher in the Working Group for Comparatives Politics of Professor Christian Breunig and since 2016 as a Margarete von Wrangell-Habilitation fellow. The Margarete von Wrangell-Program aims to encourage qualified women scientists to complete a postdoctoral Habilitation at a university in Baden-Württemberg.
I completed my PhD in 2014 under the direction of Sylvain Brouard (public defence: 14th of November 2014). Before and during my PhD I worked as a research assistant for research projects on the French Senate and for a on the French National Assembly.
During the coming years my research will focus on „Citizens preferences and public policy in France and Germany. Determinants and democratic responsiveness in the parliamentary arena“. My current research focuses on public opinion as measured by opinion polls. Studying the political agenda of (government) surveys in France and Germany, I identify the factors that determine whether a political issue is covered by opinion polls or not, the way it is covered (its framing etc.) and where the political positions taken up by the questions come from. The mobilization of surveys ordered by governments, as well as interviews with politicians, representatives of the Federal Press Offices (Deutsches Bundespresseamt, Service d’Information du Gouvernement Français) and the main polling agencies will deliver important insights into the way political actors contribute to the construction of surveyed public opinion and the way they perceive the resulting information.
I am involved in the German and French Policy Agendas Projects, as well as in several other comparative research projects on political representation (Paranel, Partirep, CITREP etc.). I continue to contribute to the French project PARTIPOL devoted to the links between political parties and policies.