Team


AUTNES Team, August 2013


Principal Investigators:

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang C. Müller (Coordinator)

    Wolfgang C. Müller is PI of the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES) and director of the “The Supply Side: Party Records, Party Positions and Candidates.” He is Professor of Democratic Governance at the University of Vienna. He holds a doctorate from the University of Vienna. His former positions include Professor of Government, University of Mannheim, Director of the MZES and many guest professorships and fellowships in Europe (Nuffield College, University of Oxford, University of Bergen, Humboldt-University Berlin, University of Mannheim, SciencesPo Lille) and the USA (University of California, San Diego, Harvard University). He specializes in comparative politics, political elite behaviour, party competition and coalition politics.

    Wolfgang C. Müller has published widely on political parties, party competition, political decision-making and political institutions in journals such as the European Journal of Political Research, Electoral Studies, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, Political Studies, Public Administration, and West European Politics. His is senior author of Die österreichischen Abgeordneten: Persönliche Präferenzen und politisches Handeln (Facultas, 2001) and co-editor of many books including Politics in Austria: Still a Case of Consociationalism? (Frank Cass, 1992, with K.R. Luther), Policy, Office, or Votes? How Political Parties Make Hard Decisions in Western Europe (Cambridge University Pres, 1999, with K. Strøm), Coalition Governments in Western Europe (Oxford University Press, 2000, with K. Strøm), Political Parties and Electoral Change (Sage, 2004, with P. Mair and F. Plasser), Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies, Politik in Österreich: Das Handbuch (with H. Dachs et al., Manz, 2006) and Cabinets and Coalition Bargaining (Oxford University Press, 2008, with K. Strøm and T. Bergman).

    For more information:
    Homepage: Link
    Email: wolfgang.mueller@univie.ac.at

  • Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kritzinger

    Sylvia Kritzinger is Professor of Social Science Methodology at the Department of Methods in the Social at the University of Vienna, with a particular focus on quantitative methods.
    Previously, Sylvia Kritzinger was Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advances Studies (IHS), Vienna, one of Austria’s postgraduate research and training institutes. She has published in the fields of European integration and public attitudes, public opinion and party politics in journals such as Science, European Union Politics, Government & Opposition and Journal of European Public Policy . In the AUTNES project she is the responsible Principal Investigator for the Demand Side.

    For more information:
    Homepage: Link
    Email: sylvia.kritzinger@univie.ac.at

  • Prof. Hajo Boomgaarden, PhD

    Hajo Boomgaarden is Professor of Methods in the Social Sciences with a focus on Text Analysis at the Department of Methods in the Social Sciences.

    Hajo Boomgaarden received his PhD in Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam in 2007. He then held positions as Assistant (2007-2011) and Associate Professor for Political Communication (2011-2014) at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research and the Department of Communication at the University of Amsterdam. Over the years he was visiting scholar at Emory University and University of Technology, Sydney. In 2012/2013 he was a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. His research focusses broadly on political communication, with an emphasis on media and European integration, media and populist, extreme right parties, election campaigns. More recently his work deals with further advancements of computerized methods of text analysis and with multimedia analysis.
    In the AUTNES project he is the responsible Principal Investigator for the Media Side.

    For more information:
    Homepage: Link
    Email: hajo.boomgaarden@univie.ac.at

Research Fellows:

  • Dr. David Johann

    David Johann is Senior Research Fellow with the Demand Side of AUTNES. His substantive research focuses on implicit attitudes and electoral behaviour.

    For more information:
    Email: david.johann@univie.ac.at

  • Dr. Kathrin Thomas

    Kathrin Thomas is Research Fellow with the Demand Side of AUTNES. Her research interests are measuring sensitive behaviour and attitudes, social psychology, and political behaviour.

    For more information:
    Email: kathrin.thomas@univie.ac.at

  • Dr. Eva Zeglovits

    Eva Zeglovits holds a masters degree in Statistics and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Vienna. She has worked for many years in applied electoral research in Austria and has published on Austrian elections results. Her research interests cover political participation, voter turnout, electoral behaviour and youth participation. Methodologically, she concentrates on survey design, instrument development and quantitative data analysis.

    For more information:
    Email: eva.zeglovits@univie.ac.at


Former Principal Investigators:

  • Günther Lengauer (Media Side)
  • Fritz Plasser (Campaign Side)
  • Klaus Schönbach (Media Side)


Former Staff 2009-2016:

  • Christian Glantschnigg (Demand Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Johann Gründl (Demand Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Patricia Oberluggauer (Demand Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Julian Aichholzer (Demand Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Anita Bodlos (Suppy Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Martin Dolezal (Suppyl Side, post-doc research associate)
  • Jakob-Moritz Eberl (Media Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Nikolaus Eder (Suppy Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Konstantin Glinitzer (Demand Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik (Supply Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Freya Franck (Demand Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Lore Hayek (Campaign Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Martin Haselmayer (Media Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Iris Höller (Media Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Carina Jacobi (Media Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Marcelo Jenny (Suppy Side, post-doc research associate)
  • Matthias Kaltenegger (Suppy Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw (Media Side, post-doc research associate)
  • Thomas Meyer (Suppy Side, post-doc research associate)
  • Dominic Nyhuis (Media Side, post-doc research associate)
  • Katrin Praprotnik (Supply Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Uta Rußmann (Campaign Side, post-doc research associate)
  • Jens Tenscher (Campaign Side, post-doc research associate)
  • Ramona Vonbun (Media Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Markus Wagner (Demand Side, post-doc research associate)
  • Johanna Willmann (Demand Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Georg Winder (Media Side, pre-doc research associate)
  • Anna Katharina Winkler (Suppy Side, pre-doc research associate)