I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim and a research associate at the Chair of Political Science, International Relations. In my PhD project, I use quantitative text analysis to examine legislative behaviour of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Currently, I am particularly interested in how legislators can strategically adapt the style of their language to deal with cross pressures arising from diverse principal-agent relationships in parliamentary political systems.
PhD Candidate in Political Science
Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
M.A. in Political Science, 2016
University of Mannheim
B.A. in Political Science, 2014
University of Vienna
Position Blurring as a Response to Competing Principals? Assessing Speech Clarity in the European Parliament
Caught Between Two Stools? The Tension between Responsiveness and Responsibility among Members of the European Parliament
Europe in the News. The Effect of News Coverage on Eurosceptic Voting in Germany – Master thesis
Kunz, Verena. 2017. Book Review: Katrin Auel and Tapio Raunio (eds), Parliamentary Communication in EU Affairs: Connecting with the Electorate? Political Studies Review 15 (1): 146–147. Link
Position Blurring as a Response to Competing Principals? Assessing Speech Clarity in the European Parliament. POLTEXT Incubator Workshop, Budapest - May 11, 2018
Position Blurring as a Response to Competing Principals. Asessing Speech Complexity in the European Parliament. EPSA, Vienna - June 22, 2018.
I teach undergraduate seminars in European Politics and quantitative research methods at the University of Mannheim.
Courses that I have taught so far are:
In the coming fall term, I will teach a course on legislative behaviour and political representation in the European Parliament.