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 and a PhD candidate in political science at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS). I will join the Department of Government (University of Vienna) as pre-doctoral research fellow in March 2022.

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 research and teaching assistant at the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES) and the Department of Government (University of Vienna).

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

You can find my current CV here.


In Progress


  • On target – The success and use of targeting issue messages in election campaigns.
    Supervised by Prof. Thomas M. Meyer, PhD
    and Prof. Heike Klüver, PhD

Current projects / Working Papers


Peer-reviewed Publication



Courses developed and taught:

  • Comparative Politics and International Relations
    Instructor, BA level
    Winter 2021/22, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
    Winter 2020/21 (digital), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

  • Political parties and party communication
    in comparative perspective
    Instructor, BA level
    Summer 2020 (digital), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
    Summer 2021
    (digital), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Teaching assistant:

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

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

Public Outreach

Contact Information

Christina Gahn


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

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