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Julia Schulte-Cloos

Political Science. Comparative Politics. Electoral Behaviour. Research Methods.


Researcher at European University Institute



I am a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute. I work on comparative politics, electoral behaviour, party competition and European integration.

In my dissertation I study challenger parties in times of European disintegration. The first article has recently been published in European Union Politics.

I am also a member of the ERC funded POLCON project at the EUI. I hold a MSc in Politics Research from the University of Oxford.

Have a look at my CV.


Research Methods


I have an interest in quantitative research methods, causal inference designs and data science.

Since 2016, I organise the Quantitative Methods Working Group at the EUI.


Political Consequences of the Economic Crisis


The ERC research program POLCON led by Hanspeter Kriesi assesses the contemporary development of European democracies and the politicisation of the European integration process in the shadow of the Great Recession.

I have contributed to the project with two co-authored papers (as part of the Election Campaign Study and Protest Event Analysis). I am the project-expert for political conflict in the United Kingdom and responsible for Python-based web scraping of online news sources.