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Dr. Melanie Kintz

 
 
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Research interests:

  • Comparative politics (USA, Germany, Europe, Japan), legislative institutions, legislative careers, elections
  • Political sociology, political elites, minorities, women in politics, representation

Curriculum vitae

2009-present
Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), English Department (Section British and American Social and Cultural Studies), TU Chemnitz
2008 – 2009
DFG Scholar at the Graduate College Mare Balticum, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald
2007-2008
Instructor (Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben), Department of Political Science, Göttingen University
2005 - 2007
Freelance Instructor for English and Political Science
2000- 2005
Graduate assistant, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo/MI; USA
2002 - 2011
Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, Western Michigan University, Dissertation: "Recruitment to leadership positions in the German Bundestag, 1994-2006"
1999 - 2000
Master, Political Science, Western Michigan University; MA Thesis: The Taiwan-Issue in the Sino-Japanese relations in the 1990s"
1995-1999
B.A. equivalent, Political Science; minors; Japanese Studies and Journalism; Leipzig University

Publications

  • (with Benjamin Höhne) "Soziale Herkunftslinien von Parlamentsvertretern der Parteien im Wandel" in: Elmar Wiesendahl (Hrsg.) "Parteien und soziale Ungleichheit" VS Verlag (forthcoming)
  • (with Klaus Stolz) "Does regional origin make a difference? Recruitment to leadership positions in the German Bundestag" in: Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée (forthcoming)
  • "Many New Faces, but Nothing New? The Sociodemographic and Career Profiles of German Bundestag Members in the Eighteenth Legislative Period" in: Langenbacher, Eric (ed.) "The Merkel Republic", Berghahn Books, 2015, 92-102 (also published in: German Politics and Society. - 32. 2014, 3, S. 16 – 25)
  • "Die Berufstruktur des Deutschen Bundestages - 18. Wahlperiode" in: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 45.3 (2014); S. 582 - 595
  • "Doppelquoten – ein Vorteil für ostdeutsche Parlamentarierinnen?" in: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 43.4 (2012); S. 739 – 753
  • "Recruitment to Leadership Positions in the German Bundestag, 1994-2006" (2011) Dissertations. Paper 428.
  • "Intersectionality and Bundestag leadership selection", in: German Politics 20.3 (2011).; pp.410-427
  • "Die Berufsstruktur der Abgeordneten des 17. Deutschen Bundestages", in: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 41.3.(2010), pp. 491-503
  • "The 2009 Landtag Election in Saxony", in: German Politics 19.2.(2010), pp. 230-236
  • "Daten zur Berufsstruktur des 16. Deutschen Bundestages" in: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen; V. 37.3; pp. 461-470
  • "Review of Ronald Speirs and John Breuilly, eds, Germany's Two Unifications: Anticipations, Experiences, Responses" H-German, H-Net Reviews

Conference Presentations (selected)

  • "Motherhood and Political Careers – Can Female MPs Have Both?", paper to be presented at the CES Annual Conference 2016, Philadelphia, USA
  • (with Klaus Stolz) "Post-Cabinet Careers in Britain, Germany and the U.S.: Exploring Career Trajectories" paper to be presented at the MPSA Annual Conference 2016, Chicago/IL, USA
  • (with Klaus Stolz) "Post-Cabinet Careers in Britain and the US: Theory, Concepts and Empirical Illustrations" paper presented at the ECPR General Conference 2014, Glasgow, UK
  • "East Germans in political leadership positions – beyond Merkel, Gauck and Gysi" paper presented at the IASGP annual Conference 2014, London, UK
  • (with Klaus Stolz) "Post-Cabinet Careers in Britain and the US: Theory, Concepts and Empirical Illustrations" paper presented at the MPSA Annual Conference 2014, Chicago/IL, USA
  • "Women and East Germans in Leadership positions in the German Bundestag: Representation and Quota effects" paper presented at the MPSA Annual Conference 2014, Chicago/IL, USA
  • "Intra-parliamentary Careers in the German Bundestag: A Party Perspective" paper presented at the MPSA annual conference 2013, Chicago/IL, USA
  • "Recruitment to Leadership Positions in the German Bundestag - A party perspective" paper presented at the ECPR Standing Group conference, Dublin, Juni 2012
  • "Intersectionality and leadership selection in the German Bundestag - an advantage for East German women?" paper presented at the 19th International Conference of Europeanists, Boston, März 2012
  • "East Germans – still a different elite?" Paper presented at the PSA Annual Conference, 2010, Edinburgh/ Great Britain
  • "Women in the Bundestag and Bundesregierung" Paper Presented at the Conference on Gender and Governance (Humboldt-Kolleg), 2009, Coral Gables/FL
  • "Parliamentarians’ careers in the German Bundestag – when getting in is just the beginning" paper presented at the MPSA annual conference 2009, Chicago/IL, USA

Invited Presentations/Guest Lectures

  • "The State of US-German relations: coming together or drifting apart?" Public guest lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2013
  • "East Germans in Germany’s political elite" invited lecture at the symposium: "Taking Stock: Germany 20 years after the Fall of the Wall" organized by the language center of the London School of Economics and Political Science, London 2009

Teaching

  • Women in American Politics, Winter 2016/17
  • Assessing the Obama Presidency, Winter 2015/16
  • Race Relations in the Obama Era, Winter 2015/16
  • Congressional Elections in the US, Winter 2014/2015
  • Racial and Ethnic Relations in the US, Winter 2014/15
  • The Executive Branch, Winter 2013/14
  • Minorities in the US , Winter 2013/14, Winter 2012/13, Summer 2012
  • Colloquium for students preparing their Bachelor theses, Summer 2013
  • Elections in the US, Winter 2012/13, Summer 2012
  • American Politics, Society and Culture, Summer 2011, Summer 2010
  • British Politics, Society and Culture, Winter 2009/10

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for the Study of German Politics (European Secretary and Treasurer since 2014)
  • Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)
  • Council of European Studies (CES)
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Parlamentsfragen