Corinna Kroeber

Junior Professor

I am a associate 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 interested in women as political actors. My current projects investigate women's role in cabinets for legislative oversight and cabinet stability. Additionally, I am part of a research group studying the relationship between prime ministers’ career patterns and their performance in office.


I received my Ph.D. from the University of Salzburg in October 2017. The project answers the questions as to how electoral systems influence the inclusion of minority interests during parliamentary debates and their protection in public policies. Related publications appeared in the European Journal of Political Research and Representation. Before studying and working in Salzburg, I completed my Master's Degree in political science at the University of Bremen in 2014. After my Ph.D., I was as a postdoctoral researcher at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. I also held positions as visiting scholar the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy, 2016) working with Rainer Bauböck and the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington (D.C., USA, 2017) working with David Lublin (2017).



Research news

**** October 2020 ***

Jan Berz and I will be presenting new research on electoral cycle effects in MPs' responsiveness  at the annual conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (9-10th of October).


**** October 2020 ***

Kick-off of my new project "The male perspective" - funded by the German Research Foundation.

**** August 2020 ****

The Oxford Handbook series just published a new edited volume on political executives. Together with Ferdinand Müller-Rommel and Michelangelo Vercesi, I wrote a chapter about the state of the literature on political carees of ministers and prime ministers. Learn more.


**** March 2020 ****
New publication on women's role for cabinet stability in the Journal of European Public Policy together with Svenja Krauss..


**** March 2020 ****
My most recent blog post on Counting Counts asks how parliaments react to the COVID-19 crisis. See here.


**** February 2020 ****
I'll be talking about the impact of female politicians on cabinet stability at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) this month!


**** January 2020 ****
Read my most recent publication in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (co-authored by Cal Le Gall and Sarah C. Dingler). We show who wastes their votes. (SPOILER: young and male voters, but not those with low levels of education! ).