I am a senior lecturer at the Department of Political and Cultural Studies at Swansea University (UK) and Associated Researcher at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal). I received my MA in Public Policy and Management in 2003 from Konstanz University (Germany), Department of Politics and Management and concluded my PhD in 2008 at the same university. I have lectured at Konstanz University and at the University of Notre Dame (USA) where I have been a visiting fellow at the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies during the academic year 2008-2009.
My research interests fall into the area of comparative politics and evolve around political parties, political institutions, women representation, ideology and issues of political representation, political preferences, and political behavior. I am currently involved in several projects. Together with Christian Arnold and David Doyle we examine the positioning of Latin America presidents in their state of the union addresses. Furthermore, Mulh(j)er e Poder, examines conditions and implications of women´s political representation with a specific focus on Portugal and Spain, an exciting project that involves Leslie Schwindt-Bayer, Tània Verge, and Ana Espirito-Santo. I am also part of a larger network studying the causes and consequences of populism.
Contact Details: Department of Political & Cultural Studies Swansea University James Callaghan Building Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP Wales, UK. Email: N.Wiesehomeier at swansea.ac.uk –