Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent)
Ekaterina R. Rashkova is since August 2016 an Assistant Professor of Public Governance and Management at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. During the 2015-2016 academic year she was one of the EURIAS fellows at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study (NIAS), where she worked on a research project studying the effect of electoral regulation on party competition, of which this website is a deliverable. She earned her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 2010 and was awarded a three year post-doctoral fellowship at Leiden University, the Netherlands, prior to joining the Innsbruck Faculty in Spring 2013. Her dissertation Political Learning and the Number of Parties: Why Age Matters won the UniCredit and Universities Foundation Best CEE PhD Thesis Award in May 2011. Her research interests lie in electoral and party systems and the strategic behavior of political actors, institutions, party system development, party regulation and gender representation. Her work compares new and established democracies and has appeared in Comparative European Politics, International Political Science Review, Party Politics, Political Studies, Representation as well as in several edited book volumes. She is a co-founder of the Comparative Politics Research Group Innsbruck and a co-editor of European Political Science.
Anna Trojer is a first year Masters student in the joint Master of European Governance between the Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic) and Utrecht University School of Governance (Netherlands). Prior to that Anna was an undergraduate student at Innsbruck University in Austria. She studied Political Science and English and American Studies since 2012.
Florian Tusch graduated the Franziskanergymnasium in Hall in 2012 and studies Political Science and History at the University of Innsbruck since 2013. This project is his first occupation in scientific research outside of the curriculum.