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Julia Baumann

Julia Baumann, M.A.

Research Fellow


Department of Political Science
Chair of Comparative Political Systems with a focus on CIS and Eastern Middle Europe
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich

Room: 1.68
Phone: +49 (0) 89 2180 9077

Office hours:
on wednesdays, 10-11 p.m. in room 168

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Julia Baumann joined the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science in March 2019 as a research fellow at the Department of Comparative Political Systems (focus on East Central Europe and Eurasia). Her research focus lies in the field of comparative authoritarianism. She is particularly interested in elections and opposition as well as subnational politics in authoritarian regimes.

Julia studied European Studies in Magdeburg and St. Petersburg between 2011 and 2015, where she dealt with the European integration process and the political transformation in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2017, she graduated with a specialization in Politics and Security from the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (UCL London) and the Higher School of Economics Moscow (HSE). There, she was concerned with Eastern Europe and Eurasia, in particular from a political science perspective. In her master's thesis, Julia investigated the influence of authoritarian cooperation on the legitimation strategies of authoritarian regimes, using the example of Russia-Belarus. In her dissertation, she is researching opposition strategies and local elections in Russia.

Research interests: 

  • electoral authoritarianism, local elections in authoritarian regimes, subnational authoritarianism (regional focus: Eurasia)
  • opposition strategies under competitive authoritarianism


  • With Stykow, Petra (2023): Das politische System Russlands. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Der Einheitliche Wahltag 2023: Russlands Regionen im zweiten Kriegsjahr. In: Russland-Analysen: 441, 2–6.
  • With Trenchi, R. (2018): Because Democracy Matters. Options for the EU and MERCOSUR to Restrain Authoritarian Tendencies. In: Laible, A. et al. (eds.): Strengthening EU-LAC Cooperation: Sharing Experiences for Present and Future Developments. IFAIR Impact Group ‘LACalytics’ Policy Paper Series, vol 2. Berlin: Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations e.V.
  • With Shumanov, I. et al. (2017): How Russian corporate lobbying in the EU works: a new report by Transparency International – Russia. Moscow: Transparency International Russia.

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