Prisca Jöst will join our research team in January 2024 as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the “Politicians, Policies, and the Reproduction of Wealth” Project. Prisca holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and an M.A. in International Politics and Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Tübingen.

Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Cluster of Excellence, “The Politics of Inequality” at the University of Konstanz, and the Governance and Local Development Institute at the University of Gothenburg. She was a visiting researcher at McMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University and the University of Mannheim. Her work has appeared in internationally recognized journals such as World Development and Comparative Political Studies, among others. In her previous work, she investigated under which conditions poor and unemployed citizens participate in protests and election campaigns or contribute to community welfare. She also studies the role of local leaders in mobilizing citizens to engage politically. Prisca combines qualitative and quantitative methods in her work, particularly survey and experimental methods and in-depth field research. As a postdoctoral researcher in our project, she will be particularly interested in how the socioeconomic characteristics of politicians shape their political attitudes and behavior and how this translates into different policy outcomes.