__Liisa Martma, Tallinn University, Estonia
Position: Early-Stage Researcher at the School of Governance, Law and Society at Tallinn University
Research Interests: Relation between Technological Innovations and Social Inequalities
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 14 January 2019 to 12 April 2019
Topic: “The Role of Vocational Education and Training in Europe”
__Gabriele Lombardi, University of Siena, Italy
Position: Doctoral Student at the University of Siena
Research Interests: Gravity Model for Migration, Higher Education Systems
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 November 2018 to 30 April 2019
Topic: “Grade and Credential Inflation in Italy”
__Julia Becker, University of Constance, Germany
Position: Doctoral Student at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences (GSDS), Constance
Research Interests: EU-Policies, European Integration, Electoral Behaviour in EU-referendums
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019
Topic: “Referendums in the EU”
__Cagdas Duman, Ege Universtiy, Izmir, Turkey
Position: Doctoral Fellow at the Department for International Relations
Research Interests: Middle East Studies, Proxy War, Armed Non-State Actors
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 October 2018 to 09 February 2019
Topic: “Power Struggle in the Middle East”
__Emek Uçarer, Bucknell University, Lewisburg/USA
Position: Professot at the Department of International Relations
Research Interests: European Integration, International Organisation, International Law
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 01 October 2018 to 31 December 2018
Topic: “Migration and the Externalities of European Integration”
Non-public Talk: 12 December 2018: "Migration Externalities Revisited"
__Tomasz Zajac, Berkeley University, California/USA
Position: Visiting Scholar at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at Berkeley University
Research Interests: Cross-disciplinary Differences in Early Departure, Relationship of Student Experience and Attrition, Mixed-Method Research on Dropouts, Cross-disciplinary Differences in Student Engagement
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 July 2018 to 31 August 2018
Topic: “Cross-disciplinary Differences in the Role of Student Experience in Early Departure”
__Payam Ghalehdar, Harvard Kennedy School of Harvard University, Cambridge/USA
Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Research Interest: US Foreign Policy, International Relations, Theory of Regime Change
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 July 2018 to 31 October 2018
Topic: “The Origins of Overthrow – Emotional Frustration and the Impulse to Regime Change”
__Paula Clerici, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires/Argentina
Position: Professor at the Political Science Department at the University of Buenos Aires
Research Interest: Political Institutions and Dynamics of Political Competition, Intra-Party Politics, Party System Competition, Political Coalitions, Legislative Behavior in Multilevel States
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 June 2018 to 31 August 2018
Topic: “Electoral Connection in Congress: Comparing Electoral and Legislative Behavior in Argentina”
___ Katarina Weßling, Maastricht University, Maastricht/The Netherlands
Position: Senior Researcher at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
Research Interests: Social Inequalities, Conceptualization and Measurement of Socio-spatial Contexts, Systematic Decision-Making
Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 April 2018 to 31 May 2018
Topic: "Socio-spatial Context Effects across the Educational Career"
Non-public Talk: 21 March 2018: "Studying Effects of (Local and Regional) Context Conditions on Educational Attainment Process"
___ Or Tuttnauer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem/Israel
Position: PhD Student at the Department of Political Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Research Interests: Representation and Electoral Systems, Legislative Studies, Comparative Politics
Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 March 2018 to 30 November 2018
Topic: "Parliamentary Oppositions in Established Democracies"
___ Sofia Pagliarin, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf/Switzerland
Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
Research Interests: Urban Theories, Urban Development, Socio-Political Factors Influencing Urban Growth and Land-Use Change, Complexity Theory, Urban Sprawl, Qualitative Research, Tourism Studies
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 February 2018 to 31 July 2018
Topic: "Complexity, Trajectories and Urban Transformations"
___ Janne Mende, University of Kassel, Kassel/Germany
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Center for Development and Decent Work
Research Interests: Human Rights, Business and Human Rights, Globalization and Transnationalization, Global Governance, Non-State Actors, Private Authority, Culture and Cultural Rights, Identity and Difference, Indigenous Rights, Private and Public Sphere, Gender, International Political Theory, Modern Slavery
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018
Topic: "Authority, Legitimacy and Human Rights Responsibility in Global Governance"
Non-public Talk: 01 February 2018: "Transnational Business Companies and Human Rights: Public or Private Actors?"
___ Miguel Angel Latouche, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas/Venezuela
Position: Associate Professor of Political Science at the Universidad Central de Venezuela
Research Interests: Institutions, South American Politics
Professorial Visiting Fellow 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018
Topic: "Evolutionary Theory of Institutions"
Non-public Talk: 07 December 2017: "Some Theoretical Findings on the Concept of 'Solution in Social Games"
___ Ruji Auethavornpipat, Australian National University, Canberra/Australia
Position: PhD Student at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Research Interests: Southeast Asian Politics, International Relations Theory, Human Security, Migration, Human Trafficking
Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018
Topic: "ASEAN Regionalism and the Socialization of Migrant Worker Rights Norms in Southeast Asia"
Non-public Talk: 15 February 2018: "ASEAN-U.S. Cooperation on Combating Human Trafficking: Hegemonic Norm Diffusion, Discursive Institutionalism and the ASEAN Way"
___ Friederike Hertweck, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Bolzano/ Italy
Position: PhD Candidate at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen
Research Interests: Microeconomics, Human Decision-Making, Public Policy, Economics of Education
Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018
Topic: "Factors that influence students' application and enrollment decisions"
___ Neha Hui, University of Reading, Reading/United Kingdom
Position: Teaching Fellow at the University of Reading
Research Interests: Theoretical and Applied Microeconomics, Labour Economics, Gender, Poverty, Inequality
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 August 2017 to 1 January 2018
Topic: "Domestic Violence, Divorce and Attitudes towards Gender: Study of Sub-Saharan African Countries"
Non-public Talk: 21 December 2017: "Relationship between Political Conflict and Incidence of Domestic Violence: Case of Nigeria"
___ Nikki Shure, University College London, London/United Kingdom
Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Social Science at the University College London Institute of Education, Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
Research Interests: Maternal Labor Supply, Non-Cognitive Skills, Peer Effects, Returns to Early Education, International Comparisons of Education Systems
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 September 2017 to 31 October 2017
Topic: "University Aspirations and Schooling Outcomes"
Non-public Talk: 14 September 2017: "Socio-Economic Gaps in Access to Higher Education in England"
___ Elisa Brini, University of Trento, Trento/Italy
Position: PhD Student at the School of Social Sciences, University of Trento
Research Interests: Family Studies, Social Inequalities, Fertility, Childlessness
Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 June 2017 to 30 September 2017
Topic: "Intentions to Remain Childless and Their (In)Stability Over the Life Course"
___ Thomas Leopold, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam/Netherlands
Position: Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Amsterdam
Research Interests: Family Sociology, Life Course Research, Demography, Social Stratification
Professorial Visiting Fellow Summer 2017
Guest Lecture: "The Gender Gap in Housework: Change Over the Life Course and Change Across Cohorts"
___ Thomas Soehl, McGill University, Montreal/Canada
Position: Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, McGill University
Research Interests: International Migration, Comparative Race and Ethnicity, Political Attachments of Migrants, Cross-Border Connections, Intergenerational Processes in Migrant Families
Professorial Visiting Fellow 12 June 2017 to 23 June 2017
Guest Lecture: "Family Politics: Timing of Naturalization and the Location of Key Family Members"
___ Shima Aminipour, University of Tehran, Tehran/Iran
Position: Doctoral Student
Field: Educational Psychology
Research Interests: Early Learning Environment and Later Developmental Outcomes, Early Childhood Development and Education, School Readiness, Measurement Design in Assessing Children's Psychological Characteristics
Doctoral Visiting Fellow Summer 1 May 2017 to 31 October 2017
Topic: "Early Environment and Later Academic Achievement: A longitudinal and cross/cultural Study of Preschool Children in Transition to School”
___ Mariella Falkenhain, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin/Germany
Position: Doctoral Student at the Hertie School of Governance, Lecturer at the University of Bamberg
Field: Political Scientist
Research Interests: Comparative Study of Civil Society, Institutional Theory and Authoritarian Regimes, Regional Focus on the Post-Soviet Sphere
Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 June 2017 to 31 December 2017
Topic: "Institutional Gaps and the Governance Dilemma. New Perspectives on NGOSs and the State in Post-Soviet Armenia and Georgia”
___ Anthony Chambers, University of Manchester, Manchester/United Kingdom
Position: Doctoral Student at the Deprtment of Political Science, Pathways Project
Research Interests: Substantive Representation of Immigrant-Origin Individuals by Members of the UK Parliament
Doctoral Visiting Fellow 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017
Topic: “A comparative Study of Immigrant Origin Elected Politicians in Eight European Nations”