About me

I am a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin. I have completed my PhD in the Department of Political Science at University College London (UCL). During my PhD, I was a visiting researcher at the University of Vienna and at Yale University.

Broadly speaking, I am interested in Comparative Political Behaviour, Party Politics, and Political Communication.

My research seeks to understand the interplay of programmatic and discursive party competition, and its effects on voters. Methodologically, I am interested in computational text analysis and experimental political science.

Before starting my PhD, I have completed the MSc in Democracy and Comparative Politics at UCL. I also hold a BA in Politics, Administration and Organisation from University of Potsdam. Next to my studies, I have been working as a freelance journalist for several media outlets covering German, British and International Politics.

Research

Debunking the Backlash - Uncovering European Voters‘ Climate Preferences | with Tarik Abou-Chadi, Jannik Jansen and Nils Redeker | Policy-Paper | Data-Dashboard | Media Coverage by der Spiegel and Euractiv

Challenging the Establishment from Within: Challenger Party Strategies in Parliament | Revise & Resubmit | Paper | Podcast

Winning Votes and Changing Minds: Do Populist Arguments Affect Candidate Evaluations and Issue Preferences? | with Benjamin Lauderdale and Christopher Wratil | Paper | Under Review

Does Mainstreaming Populism Work? Populist Rhetoric and the Electoral Fortunes of Mainstream Parties | Paper | Under Review

Mainstream Party Rhetoric and Affective Polarization towards Radical Right Parties | with Ivo Bantel | Under Review

What Works Against Populist Rhetoric? The Effects of Pluralist and Democratic Elitist Counter-Arguments on Democratic Attitudes and Vote Choice | with Julia Leschke | Under Review

Cutting the Climate Policy Knot!? Understanding the Potentials of Green Industrial Policies as a Programmatic Strategy of Centre-Left Parties | with Tarik Abou-Chadi | Work in Progress

What Advances Minority Causes in Identity Politics? Experimental Evidence on Antagonistic and Universalistic Arguments | with Peter Dinesen and Kim Sønderskov | Work in Progress

Teaching

I have experience in teaching classes in Political Science and Data Science. I was a teaching assistant for courses covering Quantitative Text Analysis and Machine Learning at the LSE’s Department of Methodology, as well as for Measurement in Data Science, Causal Inference, and an introductory course on Comparative Politics at UCL. In addition, I regularly teach and organise workshops for civic education programmes in Germany and Eastern Europe.

Markus Kollberg


About me

I am a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin. I have completed my PhD in the Department of Political Science at University College London (UCL). During my PhD, I was a visiting researcher at the University of Vienna and at Yale University.

Broadly speaking, I am interested in Comparative Political Behaviour, Party Politics, and Political Communication.

My research seeks to understand the interplay of programmatic and discursive party competition, and its effects on voters. Methodologically, I am interested in computational text analysis and experimental political science.

Before starting my PhD, I have completed the MSc in Democracy and Comparative Politics at UCL. I also hold a BA in Politics, Administration and Organisation from University of Potsdam. Next to my studies, I have been working as a freelance journalist for several media outlets covering German, British and International Politics.

Research

Debunking the Backlash - Uncovering European Voters‘ Climate Preferences | with Tarik Abou-Chadi, Jannik Jansen and Nils Redeker | Policy-Paper | Data-Dashboard | Media Coverage by der Spiegel and Euractiv

Challenging the Establishment from Within: Challenger Party Strategies in Parliament | Revise & Resubmit | Paper | Podcast

Winning Votes and Changing Minds: Do Populist Arguments Affect Candidate Evaluations and Issue Preferences? | with Benjamin Lauderdale and Christopher Wratil | Paper | Under Review

Does Mainstreaming Populism Work? Populist Rhetoric and the Electoral Fortunes of Mainstream Parties | Paper | Under Review

Mainstream Party Rhetoric and Affective Polarization towards Radical Right Parties | with Ivo Bantel | Under Review

What Works Against Populist Rhetoric? The Effects of Pluralist and Democratic Elitist Counter-Arguments on Democratic Attitudes and Vote Choice | with Julia Leschke | Under Review

Cutting the Climate Policy Knot!? Understanding the Potentials of Green Industrial Policies as a Programmatic Strategy of Centre-Left Parties | with Tarik Abou-Chadi | Work in Progress

What Advances Minority Causes in Identity Politics? Experimental Evidence on Antagonistic and Universalistic Arguments | with Peter Dinesen and Kim Sønderskov | Work in Progress

Teaching

I have experience in teaching classes in Political Science and Data Science. I was a teaching assistant for courses covering Quantitative Text Analysis and Machine Learning at the LSE’s Department of Methodology, as well as for Measurement in Data Science, Causal Inference, and an introductory course on Comparative Politics at UCL. In addition, I regularly teach and organise workshops for civic education programmes in Germany and Eastern Europe.