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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas

Contact Information

Prof. Faas is meanwhile working at the University of Mainz:

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Bereich “Empirische Politikforschung”

Room 06-204

Hegelstraße 59

55122 Mainz

Mail: thorsten.faas[at]uni-mannheim.de

Telefon: +49-6131-39-38466 (Sekretariat: -38475)

Internet: www.thorsten-faas.de


Curriculum vitae

  • 1995 Staatliches Gymnasium Kirn, Rhineland-Palatinate/Germany, university entrance diploma
  • 1996 - 2000 studies of political science at Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg/Germany
  • 2000 - 2001 Master’s Programme “European Politics and Policy” at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Thesis: “Why Do MEPs Defect? An Analysis of Party Group Cohesion in the 5th European Parliament”
  • 2001 - 2003 research associate, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg
  • 2003 - 2008 research associate, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 2008 PhD at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Dissertation on political effects of unemployment experiences in East and West Germany
  • 2008 - 2009 research associate, University of Mannheim
  • 2009 - 2012 junior professor of Political Science with focus on voting behaviour (associated with the Chair of Political Science I - Political Sociology)
  • Since September 2012 professor for Political Science in the field “Methods of Empirical Political Research”, University of Mainz