David Schmuck

Research fellow and doctoral student at the Chair of Empirical Political Science. Currently working on the project "Die Politik des Ressortzuschnitts" (The Politics of Portfolio Design).



Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Feldkirchenstraße 21 / Room FG1/01.10
D - 96052 Bamberg

Email: david.schmuck(at)uni-bamberg.de
Tel: +49 (0)951 863 3096


Research interests

Political representation, especially representation of ethnic minorities;
legislative careers and behavior;
coalition governance, especially usage of control mechanism in coalition governments



Saalfeld, Thomas, Geese, Lucas; Schmuck, David; Wüst, Andreas M. (in publication): „Germany: Inequalities of Immigrant Representation in the ‚Grand Coalition State‘. In: Morales, Laura; Saalfeld, Thomas (Hrsg.) Pathways to Power: The Political Representation of Citizens of Immigrnt Origin in Europe. Oxford: University of Oxford Press.

Working Papers

Schmuck, David; Geese, Lucas; Saalfeld, Thomas; Wüst, Andreas M. (2016): „Germany: Inequalities of Immigrant Inclusion in a Gridlocked Party Democracy and a Divided Political Culture“ [Link: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/fileadmin/comparpol/Working_papers/AS_WP_2016_01.pdf(825.3 KB)(825.3 KB) ]


Manuscript representation, ECPR Joint Session Workshop „The Representation of Citizens of Immigrant Origin in Established Democracies“, 25-28 April 2016, University Pisa/Scuola Superiore Sant‘Anna


Vita (short)


University of Bamberg (2015 - 2018)
M.A. in Political Science

University of Bamberg (2011 - 2015)
B.A. in Political Science

Working Experience

Since 02/2018: Research fellow at the Chair of Empirical Political Science

06/2017 – 12/2017: Student assistant at the dissertation project „Choosing Prime Ministers: What Criteria do Parties Use When Nominating a Top Candidate?“ (Principal investigator: Javier Martínez Cantó)

03/2015 – 05/2017: Student assistant at the international research project „Pathways to Power: The Political Representation of Citziens in Eight European Democracies“ (Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Saalfeld)

11/2014 – 03/2015: Student assistant at the research project „Interest representation in Germany: A longitudinal study of interest groups registered at the Bundestag“ (Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Heike Klüver)