Corinna Kroeber

Assistant Professor



I am assistant professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Greifswald. My research engages with legislative and executive studies and their interactions with gender studies.

The representation of traditionally excluded groups such as women but also citizens of immigrant origin and ethnic minorities plays a central role in my work. Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) [442430596], I am currently running a project to uncover how male representatives shift their substantial work as a reaction to women’s increasing presence in parliaments. Furthermore, I am studying gendered patterns of legislative oversight, including a joint project with Sarah C. Dingler (University of Innsbruck) funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. Beyond, I am part of a research group studying the relationship between prime ministers’ career patterns and their performance in office.


My research appeared in the Journal of European Public Policy, Comparative Political Studies, the European Journal of Political Research, Representation, Politics & Gender, or Government and Opposition.

I started my position at the University of Greifswald in November 2018. Before that, I held positions at Leuphana University Lüneburg and the University of Salzburg. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Salzburg in October 2017. Before studying and working in Salzburg, I completed my Master's Degree in Political Science at the University of Bremen and my Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Mainz. I also held positions as visiting scholar the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence and the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington.




Research news

**** September 2021 ***

Together with Sarah C. Dingler, I will be presenting brandnew research on the way crisis could potentially shape the role of gender for legislative-executive relations at the DVPW Congress. For a sneak preview, follow this link.


**** June 2021 ***

Proud to have published new research in Politics and Gender on women's career paths to prestigious executive posts - Co-authored by the great Joanna Hüffelmann. Open Access!


**** April 2021 ***

New publication in the European Journal of Political Research: "How parties redefine their positions if they are led by a woman: Empirical evidence for women’s green, alternative, and libertarian agenda" - Open Access!


**** March 2021 ***

Thrilled to have received funding for my lastest project by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. Looking forward to study gender in legislative oversight processes together with Sarah C. Dingler over the next couple of years.


**** March 2021 ***

New publication in Comparative Political Studies together with Florian Grotz, Ferdinand Müller-Rommel, Jan Berz and Marko Kukec. We answer the questions: How do political careers impact the performance of a prime minister? And what characterizes a successful prime minister anyways?