Hi there,

I am Dr. Fabio Ellger, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Transformations of Democracy Unit at WZB Berlin, directed by Daniel Ziblatt. From April to June 2024, I will be a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University. In 2022, I was visiting the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Earlier that year, I obtained my doctoral degree at the Chair of Comparative Political Behavior at Humboldt University and graduated from DYNAMICS, a joint PhD program of Humboldt University and the Hertie School.

I am interested in Comparative Politics and Political Behavior, with a focus on challenges to contemporary democracies. My primary research areas cover democratic representation, participation and voter mobilization, as well as societal and electoral polarization. I study the emergence of these phenomena, as well as their implications for policy-making and democratic resilience.

My work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Politics and Comparative Political Studies, and has been accepted for publication in the British Journal of Political Science or West European Politics. In my research projects, I employ a range of quantitative analyses, such as field and survey experiments or quasi-experimental designs. For a comprehensive overview of my ongoing projects and previous publications, please visit my Publications & Research page.

I also enjoy teaching classes on political behavior, research design and applied research methods.

A current version of my CV is available here.