I am Hayfat Hamidou-Schmidt. I am research assistant at the Department of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen and PhD candidate at Prof. Achim Goerres’ working group of Empirical Political Science. I graduated in Political Science (BA) and Survey Methodology (MA) from the University of Duisburg-Essen.
In my research, I am interested in the political behaviour and political attitudes of marginalized groups. In addition, I have a special interest in comparative politics, migration and integration research and political psychology. Researching these phenomena, I prefer to use quantitative methods of analysis using survey interviews and official statistics. My PhD thesis deals with the causes and explanatory factors of political xenophobia among naturalized German citizens. In addition to research on these topics, the expansion and further development of my methodological knowledge is very important to me.
As a lecturer, I have taught different levels of academic expertise – from BA students to PhD candidates – offering both methodological and substantive courses that correspond to my research interests. In my seminars, I like to use new teaching methods. During the past few years, I particularly focused on further developing digital offers.
In addition to my work at the university, I have gained freelance experience in evaluation studies for the Hans Böckler Foundation and the OECD.
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