Christina Gahn

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


I am a pre-doctoral research fellow at the Chair of Comparative Politics of Thomas M. Meyer at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

I hold BA and MA degrees in Political Science by the University of Vienna and a BSc (WU) degree in Business, Economics and Social Sciences by the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

From 2016 to 2019 I worked as a student and teaching assistant at the Department of Government (University of Vienna). I worked as a research assistant for the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES) and as teaching assistant for Comparative Politics and Quantitative Methods of Political Science.

My research interests include political parties and party competition, electoral campaigns and political communication.

You can find my current CV here.



  • On target – The success and use of targeting issue messages in electoral campaigns.
    (Working title), supervised by Thomas M. Meyer

Working Papers

  • Learning from likes: Party issue responsiveness to user engagement on Facebook.
    (with L. Ennser-Jedenastik, A. Bodlos & M. Haselmayer)

    • Paper presented at EPSA (20-22 June 2019 in Belfast) by Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik

    • Paper presented at Comparative Research on Political Elites (29-30 November 2019 at the Hertie School in Berlin) by Christina Gahn

Articles / Blogs


  • Comparative Politics and International Relations
    Instructor, BA level (digital)
    Winter 2020/21, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

  • Political parties and party communication
    Instructor, BA level (digital)
    Summer 2020, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

  • Introduction to comparative politics
    Teaching assistant, BA level
    Summer 2019, University of Vienna (Wolfgang C. Müller)

  • Quantitative methods of political science
    Teaching assistant, BA level
    Winter 2018/19, University of Vienna (Markus Wagner)

Contact Information

Christina Gahn


  • Chair of Comparative Politics -
    Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
    Universitätsstraße 3b, Room 416
    10117 Berlin

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