Visiting Researchers at the MPIfG


Sebastianus Bruinsma

Home institution: Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence
Research topic: Voting Advice Applications
At the MPIfG: December 11, 2018–December 21, 2018


William Callison

Home institution: University of California, Berkeley, CA
Research topic: Political deficits: Neoliberalism, critical theory and transformations of economic rationality
At the MPIfG: April 1, 2019–July 31, 2019

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Davide Carpano

Home institution: University of California, San Diego, CA
Research topic: The adoption of free and open source software by major technology firms
At the MPIfG: April 1, 2019–July 15, 2019

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Zoé Evrard

Home institution: Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Societies (MaxPo), Paris
Research topic: Neoliberalization through Elite Consensus: The Case of Belgium
At the MPIfG: January 1, 2019–February 28, 2019


Prof. Dr. Edward Fischer

Home institution: Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science, Nashville, TN
Research topic: Coffee, theory of values and capital accumulation in the late capitalist era
At the MPIfG: February 24, 2019–March 24, 2019

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Dr. Moisés Kopper

Home institution: Center for Metropolitan Studies (Centro de Estudos da Metrópole), University of São Paulo, Brazil
Research topic:  Architectures of Hope: Citizenship, Consumption, and the Infrastructures of Class Mobility in Brazil’s Public Housing Policy
At the MPIfG: November 2, 2017–October 31, 2019

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Dr. Baozhen Luo

Home institution: College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Western Washington University, WA
Research topic: The China model of political economy and long-term care policy development
At the MPIfG: January 2, 2019–March 15, 2019

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Prof. Dr. Ashoka Mody

Home institution: Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

At the MPIfG: January 27, 2019–February 1, 2019

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Dr. Gemma Scalise

Home institution: European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy
Research topic: Converging policy ideas, divergent local interpretations: The active inclusion strategy from a comparative perspective
At the MPIfG: April 1, 2019–June 30, 2019

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Prof. Dr. Kathleen Thelen

Home institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Political Science, Cambridge, MA
Research topic: Kathleen Thelen is Ford Professor of Political Science at MIT and an External Scientific Member of the MPIfG.
At the MPIfG: January 7, 2019–January 25, 2019

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Dr. Craig Zabala

Home institution: Concorde Group, New York, USA
Research topic:  Money Laundering and Legal Compliance in the US Financial Services Industry
At the MPIfG: July 15, 2016–June 30, 2019


The MPIfG considers international cooperation to be the most promising organizational form of comparative research. Many visiting researchers make valuable contributions to its research program.
The MPIfG is part of a worldwide network of research institutions and researchers working in the social sciences. It cooperates closely with several research institutes abroad.

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