Department of Political Science
Chair for Political Systems and European Integration
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-9047
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-9042
Winter semester: Tuesday, 4-6 pm;
Non-lecture period: By appointment via email.
Dr. Martin Gross studied Politics and Public Administration (Bachelor of Arts) at the University of Konstanz as well as History and Politics of the 20th Century (Master of Arts) at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. From 2009 to 2012 he worked as a research and teaching assistant and lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Furthermore, he held a Ph.D. scholarship from the Jena Graduate Academy (2011-2012). From September 2012 to February 2016 he worked as a research associate and teaching assistant at University of Mannheim. From 2015 to 2016 he worked in the project “Where Is My Party? Determinants of Voter Agreement about the Ideological Positions of Political Parties”, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and located at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). From March 2016 to September 2017 he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Horizon 2020-project “COHESIFY: The Impact of EU Cohesion Policy on European Identification”, funded by the EU and located at the MZES. His dissertation with the title „Koalitionsbildungsprozesse auf kommunaler Ebene: Schwarz-Grün in deutschen Großstädten“ has been published with Springer VS and has been awarded for the best dissertation in political science in 2015 at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Together with Dr. Michael Jankowski, he is leading “The Local Manifesto Project (LMP)”. This app is a new resource for analysing local party competition by providing scholars with the opportunity to use several text scaling and topic modelling techniques. Further information on “The Local Manifesto Project (LMP)” can be found here.
Research interests: Party competition, coalition politics and policy outputs in multi-level systems; Local politics; EU Cohesion policy; Political representation and responsiveness; Text analysis.