Dr. Julian Bernauer

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.


2018-May: Cambridge University Press publishes Julian Bernauer and Adrian Vatter. Democracy and Power Diffusion: Institutions, Deliberation and Outcomes.

2018-12-10: Article with Anna Storz published in Swiss Political Science Review: Supply and Demand of Populism: A Quantitative Text Analysis of Cantonal SVP Manifestos. Online Access.

2018-10-10: Research project "Textual Measures of Populism (TEMPOP) for the Analysis of Party Competition and Political Behaviour" accepted for inclusion into the MZES Research Programme

2018-09-19: Joining the Editorial Board of the International Political Science Review (IPSR)

2018-07-23: Joined Team Populism

2018-06-23: Paper presented at EPSA conference in Vienna: Measuring Populism: Quantitative Text Analysis Across Languages and Contexts.

2018-06-05: Contract signed with SAGE to write the textbook Doing Quantitative Text Analysis with R: Scraping, Preparing, Visualising and Modelling Data.