Ann-Kathrin Reinl is a PhD candidate at the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne. She graduated with honors from her Master’s program in Sociology and Empirical Social Research at the University of Cologne in 2016. After graduating she worked as a research assistant at the chair of Political Science Research Methods at the University of Regensburg. During this time she taught several classes on research methods and right-wing populism. In March 2018, she joined the research project Solikris – Change through Crisis? Solidarity and Desolidarization in Germany and Europe based at GESIS Cologne as a doctoral researcher.
Her research interests lie in political attitudes and electoral behavior with a special focus on the European Union and public attitudes towards European integration and her dissertation deals with transnational solidarity in times of European crises. She has already published her academic research in edited volumes as well as in the Journal of Comparative European Politics.
During her stay at the DPIR she will work on a paper for her ongoing dissertation, which deals with citizens’ concepts of European solidarity in three EU member states. Prof. Alexander Kuo will act as her supervisor at the DPIR. Moreover, she will be affiliated to the Nuffield College as a junior visiting scholar for the time of her research stay.