27/08/2015 Article Accepted for Publication in CPS!

My article “How State Support of Religion Shapes Attitudes Toward Muslim Immigrants. New Evidence from a Sub-national Comparison” (together with Marc Helbling, Bamberg/WZB) has just been accepted for publication in Comparative Political Studies. Sweet.  

24/08/2015 Two Talks at 2015 ECPR General Conference in Montreal

This week, I will give two talks at the 2015 ECPR General Conference in Montreal: “Zero the Hero: Upgrading Targeted Surveys to Case-Control Designs” (together with Katka Vrablikova, Mannheim) “Aunt Sue and Pal Al Travel Around the World: Attitudinal Correlates of Religious Bridging and Bonding Social Networks in Eleven Democracies”... View Article

27/07/2015 Essex Summer School

I am currently in lovely Essex and teaching a two weeks course on “Model Specification, Estimation and Visualization” for this year’s Essex Summer School in Socal Science Data Analysis.

09/07/2015 New Article on Social Context and Voting Behavior Out Now!

Part of my ongoing work on religious cleavage voting (together with Kathrin Ackermann) has just been published in the Politische Vierteljahresschrift: The New Relevance of Social Context for Voting Behavior. Response to Franz Urban Pappi Abstract: We respond to the critique of our article (Ackermann and Traunmüller 2014) and argue that... View Article

18/06/2015 Talk at the 5th Annual Conference of the EPSA

Next week I will present my joint paper with Thomas Plümper “We Could Have Estimated 5 Billion Regressions (But We Didn´t). The Logic of Meta-analytical Sensitivity Tests” at the 5th Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA) in Vienna. When? Friday June 26th,  10.30h. Where? Schloss Schönbrunn Apothekerstrakt,... View Article

14/03/2015 Religious Regulation and Muslim Immigrants

My working paper with Marc Helbling on the connection of religious regulation and attitudes toward Muslim immigrants got some attention. The Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) had a press release and a German synopsis of our study in the March issue of the WZB-Mitteilungen.  

08/01/2015 Two New Working Papers Uploaded at the SSRN

How State Support of Religion Shapes Attitudes Toward Muslim Immigrants. New Evidence from a Subnational Comparison (together with Marc Helbling). View How Civil War Experience Affects Dimensions of Social Trust in a Cross-National Comparison (together with David Born and Markus Freitag). View