Johanna I. Plenter
Political Scientist Working on the Gig Economy, Atypical Employment, Parties, and Democratic Representation.
I am a PhD Candidate of Political Science at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany).
I hold a B.A. in Political Science and English & American Studies as well as a M.A. in Political Science, and I am passionate about political economy, research methods, statistics, and memes. My PhD thesis is supervised by Professor Achim Goerres from the University of Duisburg-Essen.
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As a comparative political scientist, I work at the intersection of political economy, party and election research. My research focuses on the political reaction to the European gig economy, in particular, I am interested in whether and how parties address gig workers as voters. I employ both qualitative and quantitative methods to expand our knowledge on the strategic behaviour of parties.
Besides my research, I take great pleasure in teaching and supervising undergratuate students. I regularly teach seminars on comparative welfare state research, statistics and RStudio as well as on empirical election research at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
As a social scientist, it is a particular endeavour of mine to make my research results as well as learnings and insights into academia accessible to a broad public. Please find podcasts I have been a guest on or blog posts I authored here.