Lecturer and Researcher

Olaf Seifert M.A.

Member of the German Politcial Science Association (GPSA)

Feldkirchenstraße 21
Phone.: +49(0)951/863-2552
Room: F21/03.12 & FG1/01.14

Email: olaf.seifert(at)uni-bamberg.de 


Profile FIS University of Bamberg


Vita (short)

2012 - 2019 B.A. &  M.A. in Politcial Science (major), Survey Statistics and Sociology, University of Bamberg

2014 Internship Generali AG

2015 - 2017 Founding member of the Bamberg student working group Political Science (AK Pol)

2015 - 2018 Student assistant at the Chair of Comparative Politics and Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics, and Business Administration, University of Bamberg

2016 - 2017 Student assistant at the Electoral District Office of Andreas Schwarz, Member of the German Bundestag

since 2018 Chairman of the Political Science Alumni Association BAD e.V.,

2018 - 2019 Admissions, Marketing & Event Manager at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences

since 2019 Campaign Manager & since May 2020 Managing Director of the SPD Bamberg city council fraction

since April 2019 Lecturer and Researcher at the Chair of Comparative Politics, University of Bamberg

since Januar 2020 Program Manager at the  Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences



Thomas Saalfeld, Matthias Bahr and Olaf Seifert (2018): Contractual Arrangements, Formal Institutions and Personalised Crisis Management: Coalition Governance Under Chancellor Merkel (2013–2017), German Politics 28 (3), S. 371‒391 (DOI: 10.1080/09644008.2018.1512591).

Thomas Saalfeld, Matthias Bahr and Olaf Seifert (2018): Koalitionsmanagement der Regierung Merkel III: Formale und informelle Komponenten der Koordination und wechselseitigen Kontrolle. In: Reimut Zohlnhöfer and Thomas Saalfeld (Hg.): Zwischen Stillstand, Politikwandel und Krisenmanagement: Eine Bilanz der Regierung Merkel 2013‒2017. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 257–289 (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-22663-3_11).

Thomas Saalfeld, Matthias Bahr, Julian Hohner and Olaf Seifert (2019): Koalitionsverhandlungen und Koalitionsvertrag. In: Karl-Rudolf Korte und Jan Schoofs (Hg.): Die Bundestagswahl 2017: Analysen der Wahl-, Parteien-, Kommunikations- und Regierungsforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 513‒538 (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-25050-8_22).

Bernsdorff, Katrin; Saalfeld, Thomas (Hg.); Christoph, Simon; Kraj, Agata Maria; Martinez Canto, Javier; Seifert, Olaf et al.: Framework. Network. Career. How the framework of a Graduate School propels junior research and contributes on an international level. Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg (DOI:10.20378/irb-46604).

Thomas Saalfeld und Olaf Seifert(2022): Koalitionsmanagement. In: Reimut Zohlnhöfer und Fabian Engler (Hg.): Das Ende der Merkel-Jahre: Eine Bilanz der Regierung Merkel 2018-2021. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Conference and Workshop Contributions

What does it take for immigrants to join political parties?’ Paper presented at the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, held virtually 24-28 August 2020 (co-authored with Thomas Saalfeld and Monika Bozhinoska-Lazarova; paper was accepted for presentation at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association and the European Political Science Association, which were both cancelled in 2020).

78th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference (MPSA), What does it take for immigrants to join political parties? Macro constraints and micro mechanisms, Bozhinoska Lazarova, M., Saalfeld, T. Seifert, O., April 2021, online


Teaching (SS 2023)

  • BA/S: Seminar Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft: Das politische Syste der USA
  • BA/PS: Grundlagen politikwissenschaftlichen Arbeitens