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Vanessa Schwaiger


Academic Staff Member
Institute for Social Sciences
Department of Political Theory and Empirical Democracy


Breitscheidstr. 2
70174 Stuttgart


Vanessa Schwaiger is a PhD student at the University of Stuttgart. Her research explores the democratic preferences and imaginations of disadvantaged and underrepresented groups with a particular focus on the interplay between objective placement in society and subjective feelings such as deprivation. Her broader research interests include democratic preferences, identity, and quantitative methods.

André Bächtiger and Vanessa Schwaiger (2022). Deliberative Innovations and the (Re-)Inclusion of Underrepresented Citizens. In Claudia Landwehr, Armin Schäfer and Thomas Saalfeld (eds), The State and Future of Representative Democracy - A Comparative Perspective. Forthcoming Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Since August 2022
PhD Candidate in the ERC-Project „DDME - Designing Democracy on Mars and Earth: Exploring Citizens´ Democratic Preferences in a Deliberative and Co-Creative Design”

September 2021 – August 2022
Research Associate in the project „Youth Study Baden-Württemberg 2022“

August 2021
M.A. in Empirical Political and Social Research at the University of Stuttgart

November 2018- August 2021
Research Assistant at the Department of Political Theory and Empirical Democracy Research (University of Stuttgart)

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