Short CV/Education and training

  • Studied political and administrative science (Diplom degree) at the University of Konstanz, Germany; semester abroad at the University of Stockholm, Sweden

  • Research Associate on the German Research Foundation (DFG) project "Patterns of democracy in the German federal states and their political, social and socioeconomic effects" at the University of Konstanz

  • 2009
    Doctorate at the University of Konstanz

  • Senior Research Associate at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany

  • Head of the research data centre "Elections" at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim

Selected publications

  • Kroeber, Corinna; Marent, Vanessa; Fortin-Rittberger, Jessica; Eder Christina (2018). Still a glass ceiling? Tracing the limits to women’s representation in elected office. In: Comparative European Politics. doi:

  • Fortin-Rittberger, Jessica; Eder Christina; Kroeber, Corinna; Marent, Vanessa (2017). How party systems shape local-national gender gaps. In: Government and Opposition. doi:

  • Eder, Christina; Jessica Fortin-Rittberger; Corinna Kroeber (2016). The Higher the Fewer? Patterns of Female Representation Across Levels of Government in Germany. In: Parliamentary Affairs 69/ 2, pp. 366-386.

  • Katsanidou, Alexia; Eder, Christina (2015). Vote, Party or Protest: The Influence of Confidence in Political Institutions on Various Modes of Political Participation in Europe. In: Comparative European Politics. doi:

  • Eder, Christina; Ingvill C. Mochmann; Quandt, Markus (2014, Eds.). Political trust and disenchantment with politics: international perspectives. International studies in sociology and social anthropology 125. Leiden: Brill.

  • Fortin, Jessica; Eder, Christina (2013): Towards a gender-equal bundestag? The impact of electoral rules on women's representation. In: West European Politics, 36/5, pp. 969-985.

  • Eder, Christina (2010): Ein Schlüssel zum Erfolg? Gibt es ein Patenrezept für Volksentscheide in den deutschen Bundesländern?. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 6/3, pp. 43-67.

  • Eder, Christina; Vatter, Adrian; Freitag, Markus (2009): Institutional design and the use of direct democracy: evidence from the German Länder. In: West European Politics, 32/3, pp. 611-633.

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