I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Data and Methods Unit of the MZES , University of Mannheim, Germany since August 2017. I have previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Bern (2012-2017) and carried out my doctoral studies at the University of Konstanz (finished in 2012), where I have also studied Politics and Public Management (Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaft) between 2001 and 2006.
Here you'll find information on my research and teaching in political science and methodology. I'm interested in political institutions, representation, political behaviour and quantitative methods. Currently, my focus is on the quantitative analysis of political texts and the measurement and politics of populism. Earlier projects have studied the character of political systems in terms of their institutional setup and the role of descriptive representation in ethnic politics.
2019-May: Cambridge University Press publishes Julian Bernauer and Adrian Vatter. Democracy and Power Diffusion: Institutions, Deliberation and Outcomes.
2018-09-19: Joining the Editorial Board of the International Political Science Review (IPSR)
2018-06-05: Contract signed with SAGE to write the textbook Doing Quantitative Text Analysis with R: Scraping, Preparing, Visualising and Modelling Data.
2014-07-23: Interview with the University of Bern Online Magazine on Research and Work-Life
2013-09-12: Blog post on the unequal representation of rich and poor for LSE EUROPP (with Jan Rosset and Nathalie Giger)