Daniela Stockmann

Daniela Stockmann

Visiting Academic Fellow

October 2015 to March 2016

Daniela Stockmann is Associate Professor of Political Science at Leiden University. Her research interests include comparative politics, political communication and public opinion research, research methodology, and data science. As a Visiting Academic Fellow at MERICS, she advanced her research on the impact of social media on Chinese state-society relations, for which she received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The project builds on her previous book, Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China (Cambridge University Press, 2013), which has won the 2015 Goldsmith Book Prize for the best academic book on media, politics, and public affairs by Harvard’s Shorenstein Centre.  For more information on her work see www.authoritarianism.net.

The  Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)is a Stiftung Mercatorinitiative. Established in 2013, MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China.