Constantin Schäfer holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science, Economics and Communication Studies (M.A.) from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and has obtained the Certificate of European Political Studies (CEPE) from the Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po) in Strasbourg. In his master thesis, he examined the central determinants of attitudes toward Turkey’s EU accession amongst the citizens of the European Union and analyzed individual and contextual explanatory factors in a comparative research design carrying out a multi-level analysis. He has been awarded for the best M.A. thesis and as best overall graduate of his year by the Department of Political Science.
Constantin gained research and teaching experience by working as a research assistant and tutor at the German Politics and Political Sociology Unit of the University of Mainz chaired by Jürgen W. Falter. Moreover, he has gathered professional experiences at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Berlin and Istanbul, amongst others. Since February 2015 he is research associate and lecturer at the Chair of Comparative Government at the University of Mannheim.
Public Opinion and Euroscepticism
Political Sociology and Psychology
European Integration and EU Studies