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My name is Theres Matthieß and I am an Assistant Professor of Empirical Democracy Research at the Göttingen Institute for Democracy Research (Göttinger Institut für Demokratieforschung) at the Georg August University of Göttingen. I previously held positions as an Associate Professor at the University of Trier, as a post-doc fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and as a research fellow at the DFG funded research project “Manifesto Research on Political Representation” (MARPOR) at the WZB, and received my PhD from the Humboldt-University of Berlin.

My research interests include Comparative Politics, Political Parties, Voting, Political Representation and Democratic Legitimacy. I rely upon a variety of methodological approaches, such as text analysis, survey, and experimental research. My work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes and various (media) formats. I am also the scientific supervisor of various studies on the fulfillment of election and coalition pledges in Germany in cooperation with the Bertelsman Foundation.

Please find further information about myself and my research on this website.