Miriam Gohl holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Mannheim. During her studies she spent one semester at the University of Tartu, Estonia. Her research interests include the distribution of resources and social inequalities. Specifically, she is interested in how individual economic well-being is affected by labor market and welfare state policies over the life course and how trajectories of economic inequalities are shaped. Methodologically, she concentrates on longitudinal data analysis to study individual status transitions over time. In her master thesis she researched mechanisms that terminate episodes of working poverty using event history analysis.
During her PhD studies, she continues working as a research fellow for the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law. There, she is conducting evaluations of the Foundation’s projects which mainly aim at achieving peace and stability in (post)conflict countries by providing legal advice and technical capacity building for main rule of law stakeholders. Therefrom stems her research interest in methods to evaluate the effects of capacity building projects in development aid and the measurement of vague constructs like the rule of law and large-scale indices.