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Stefanie Reher


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I'm a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Political Science at the School of Government & Public Policy, which I joined as a Chancellor's Fellow in 2017. Before moving to Glasgow, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen. I hold a DPhil from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College), an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Jacobs University Bremen.

My research focuses on political representation, behaviour, and attitudes. I use quantitative methods, including survey data analysis and survey experiments, to study how well public policy reflects the preferences of citizens, what explains differences in representation between different social groups and countries, and how it affects individuals' attitudes towards the political system. I am currently working on several projects about the representation of disabled people in politics, including my ESRC New Investigator Project "How do voters perceive disabled polilticians?".

My research has been published in Comparative Political StudiesEuropean Journal of Political Research, Political Behavior, European Political Science ReviewElectoral Studies, and Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, amongst others.

At Strathclyde, I am teaching Quantitative Methods at the postgraduate level.

You can find more information about my research here.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Sep 2011Jul 2015

Master of Science, London School of Economics & Political Science

Sep 2009Sep 2010

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Civil society engagement and policy representation in Europe

Rasmussen, A. & Reher, S., 1 Sep 2019, In : Comparative Political Studies. 52, 11, p. 1648-1676 29 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    The opinion-policy nexus in Europe and the role of political institutions

    Rasmussen, A., Reher, S. & Toshkov, D., 31 May 2019, In : European Journal of Political Research. 58, 2, p. 412-434 23 p.

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    • 5 Invited talk
    • 2 Editorial board member

    How do voters perceive disabled politicians?

    Stefanie Reher (Speaker)
    24 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Electoral Studies (Journal)

    Stefanie Reher (Peer reviewer)
    2 Jan 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial board member