Mirjam Dageförde

Thèse : Evaluating Representation from Citizens' Perspective: Concepts of Congruence, Context and Europeans' Representational Judgments

Mirjam Dageförde is Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) and Associated Researcher at Sciences Po (CEE & LIEPP). Before joining the EUI, she was researcher and lecturer at Sciences Po in the Euro-American program in cooperation with Columbia University, UBC and Berkeley, among others.

In autumn 2017 she was awarded a PhD from Sciences Po for her dissertation "Evaluating representation from citizens' perspective: Concepts of congruence, context and Europeans' representational judgments"; jury: Emiliano Grossman (directeur de thèse, Sciences Po), Liesbet Hooghe (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Nonna Mayer (CNRS & Sciences Po) Jean-Benoît Pilet (Université libre de Brussels), Nicolas Sauger (Sciences Po), Stephen Whitfield (University of Oxford).

Her research interests concern the relation of citizens and politics. She combines representation theory, research on political parties, public opinion and congruence. She is particularly interested in citizens’ perceptions and citizens’ evaluation of representation in Europe. Furthermore, she focuses on France and Germany.

In 2018 she benefits from an OXPO-fellowship and conducts research at Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Mirjam taught classes at Sciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs, Euro-American program, Paris School of Public Policy, collège universitaire) and at the University of Stuttgart. The topics range from political representation, citizens and politics of communication to research methods in BA- and MA programmes. She was involved in diverse research projects, such as Citizens and Representatives in France and Germany, the French Presidential Elections, the European Elections Project and the European Social Survey.

Research Interests

Citizens and Politics, Political Representation, Comparative Politics, Political Sociology, Research Methods

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