Outgroup-hostility and discrimination.
Why are modern and diverse societies still characterised by outgroup hostility, and how can we explain that some people find it easier to appreciate the plural fabric of our societies than others? What are the causes of electoral discrimination in the real world, and can greater familiarity with minority candidates possibly change voters’ electoral biases?
Reproducibility and open science.
Reproducibility is key to open science and open data. I am passionate about developing tools and templates for generating reproducible workflows and creating reproducible research outputs with R Markdown. I regularly offer workshops on reproducible document generation. I am scientific board member of the LMU Open Science Center and part of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITTS).
Public support for green policies.
Public support for environmental policies appears high, reflected both in a growing electoral constituency of Green parties and a young generation that demands political action to limit climate change. Is voters’ willingness to support Green parties affected by the costs they personally have to bear as a result of environmental policies?