"I really enjoy the scientific diversity and expertise of the GESS student body. It allows us to work closely together, to present our research to each other and exchange ideas." Hannah M. Gringard, CDSS

Rosa Maria Navarrete Martin

Social Sciences

Rosa M. Navarrete was born on 1983 in Madrid, Spain. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 2010 she received a Master's Degree in Democracy and Government (MA) from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Rosa gained research experience while working as researcher in Political Science under the supervision of Prof. Jose Ramón Montero and due to a competitive scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education. She has been visiting student at the University of Essex and at the Universität Mannheim. She is a member of different research projects, such as the True European Voter. In 2012 she was elected as member of the ECPR Graduate Student Network Committee. 

Research Interests

left-right ideology, its impact on voting behavior and its relationship with political discontent in Western Europe.

 Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

In my field of study, the University of Mannheim is very well known because of its research activity. I also knew some researchers who worked here and they were very happy about their experience in Mannheim.

The best part of being a doctoral student here

You can focus on your research and there is always someone with good ideas to help you.

A description of my fellow doctoral students

Geeks with good feelings.

My most challenging experience within the program

Being concrete with the topic that I wanted to study... And the German lunch hours!

My advice for prospective students

Be open to what Mannheim can offer you. It is not a nice city, but living here is nice.



Joint Sessions del European Consortium for Political Research
Place: Warsaw, Poland
Paper: Democracy and Crisis in Spain

9th ECPR General Conference
Place: Montréal, Canada
Paper: Fishing in troubled waters: Democracy, Economic systema and vote in Spain

7th ECPR General Conference
Place: Bordeaux, France
Paper: What Drives the Youth Vote?: Evidence from Three Regional Elections in Spain


Book Chapter: La democracia en tiempos de crisis: legitimidad, descontento y desafección en España
José Castro, Augusto de la Vega (Eds.) Participación, Representación y Democracia: XII Congreso de la Asociación de Constitucionalistas de España
Authors: Montero, J. R. / Sanz, Alberto / Navarrete R. M.