Scientific Conferences


  • Using Geospatial Data to Monitor and Optimize Face-to-Face Fieldwork. Symposium Fieldwork Monitoring Strategies for Interviewer-Administered Surveys. Mannheim, January 23-24, 2019. (with Ina Bieber, Michael Blom, and Manuela Blumenberg)


  • The Proximate Effects of TV-Debates – A Comparative Analysis of the German TV-Debates 2009, 2013 and 2017. Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP), Cologne, Mai 29, 2018. (with Alexander Jedinger)


  • Measuring the Impact of Hate Speech and Alternative Facts on the Perception of Right-Wing Populist Parties – Lessons from a German Survey Experiment utilizing Framing and Item Count Technique (ICT). Septième Congrès triennal de l’ABSP, Mons, April 3-4, 2017.


  • Two dimensions of political group stereotypes: warmth and competence. ECPR General Conference 2016, Prague, September 7-10, 2016.
  • The Kretschmann Effect: A Comparative Analysis of the March 2016 Länder Elections with Special Respect to Candidate Influences on the Election Results. Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP), Prague, Juni 16, 2016. (with Manuela S. Blumenberg)


  • Beyond Party Identification: How Party Stereotypes fill the Gap after Dealignment. General Conference des European Consortium for Political Research, Montreal, August 26-29, 2015.


  • Of Hearts, Minds and Inner Conflicts: The Impact of Multiple Party Identifications on the Individual Vote Choice. 71st Annual Conference der Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 11-14, 2013.
  • Capturing Campaign Dynamics 2.0: A Rolling Panel Study in the Run-Up to the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Election 2011. 71st Annual Conference der Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 11-14, 2013. (with Thorsten Faas)


  • Party Identification – Old but Gold!. XXIInd World Congress of Political Science der International Political Science Association, Madrid, July 8-12, 2012.
  • How to Measure Voting Intentions in Times of Growing Uncertainty and Volatility? A Comparison of Party Ratings, Propensities to Vote and Yet Another New Instrument. 2nd Annual General Conference der European Political Science Association, Berlin, June 21-23, 2012. (with Thorsten Faas)
  • Scrutinizing Dynamics: Rolling panel waves in theory and practice. GOR 2012, Mannheim, March 5-7, 2012. (with Thorsten Faas)


  • A Matter of Choice: Rethinking the Concept of Party Identification in Multi-Party Systems. APSA 2011 Annual Meeting, Seattle, 1. September bis 4. September 2011.
  • The Glory of the Past and the Sadness of Nowadays: The Difficult Relationship between Social Democratic Parties and their Voters. APSA 2011 Annual Meeting, Seattle, September 1-4, 2011. (with Manuela S. Kulick)
  • Happy respondents, happy researchers? What self-disclosure and response-style can tell us about the quality of our data. 4th ESRA Annual Conference, Lausanne, July 18-22, 2011. (with Joss Roßmann)
  • Die Vermessung der Dynamik: Eine rollierende Panelstudie im Vorfeld der baden-württembergischen Landtagswahl 2011. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Wahl- und Einstellungsforschung der DVPW, Mainz, July 1, 2011. (with Thorsten Faas)
  • Die Vermessung der Dynamik. Theorie und Technik des Rolling-Cross-Section-Panels der Wahlstudie Baden-Württemberg 2011. Gemeinsame Tagung des Arbeitskreises Methoden der DVPW und Sektion Methoden der Empirischen Sozialforschung der DGS, Mannheim, May 27-28, 2011. (with Thorsten Faas)
  • Stuttgart 21 and the Baden-Württemberg state election 2011: Emotions, Attitudes, and Results. 37th IASGP Annual Conference, London, May 16-17, 2011. (with Thorsten Faas)
  • Warum wählen freie Wähler die Freien Wähler? – Die Wahrnehmung durch die Wahlberechtigten. Parteienwissenschaftliches Symposion 2011 des PruF, Düsseldorf, April 8-9, 2011. (with Thorsten Faas)


  • The Stalled Rise of the German Left Party and the Hard Road to the Establishment. 34th GSA Annual Conference, Oakland, October 6-11, 2010.
  • The beloved traitor – Oskar Lafontaine and voting behaviour at the Saarland Land election of 2009. 36th IASGP Annual Conference, London, May 24-25, 2010. (with Manuela S. Kulick)

Invited Talks


  • Digitale Methoden in den Geisteswissenschaften. Workshop Digitale Methoden. CAIS. Bochum, 26. November 2019.


  • Scrutinizing Dynamics. 3rd PartiRep Day, Louvain-la-Neuve, April 19, 2013.


  • Die baden-württembergische Landtagswahl 2011 im Zeichen von Fukushima, Stuttgart 21 und einer sich verändernden Welt. 8. Mannheimer Schlossfest, Mannheim, September 17, 2011.