I am a Researcher and Lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin (Department of Social and Political Science), Associate Researcher at Sciences Po Paris (CEE & LIEPP), at Centre Marc Bloch (French-German Research Center for the Social Sciences) and Fellow at the WZB (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Center for Civil Society Research).
I was awarded a PhD from Sciences Po Paris. While completing my PhD, I was awarded a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and I was an OxPo Fellow at the University of Oxford, Nuffield College & Department of Politics and International Relations. I was also chercheuse invitée at the Paris School of Economics (invited by Jean-François Laslier and Thomas Piketty).
I have an interdisciplinary background, holding degrees in Political Science, Economics and Empirical Social and Political Analysis.
My current research focuses on (failing) representation in democratic systems, including three research clusters:
(1) Failing representation - citizens' perspective
(2) The conflict on human values in Europe
(3) Collaborative projects with Political Scientists (e.g. Sciences Po, Freie Universität Berlin/WZB, University of Stockholm/Copenhagen) and Economists (e.g. Paris School of Economics/Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris), member of the Democracy Forum (European University Institute, Florence)
My regional focus is Europe and, in particular, France and Germany.
Most recent publication:
Dageförde, Mirjam (2023): Do they get close? Party shifts and changes in parliamentary congruence on multiple issue dimensions in the wake of the crises. In: Representation (open access).