Professor Jessica FORTIN-RITTBERGER, M.Sc. Ph.D.
Professor of Comparative Politics
Rudolfskai 42, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: 43 (0) 662-8044-6609
Fax.: 43 (0) 662-8044-166
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Jessica Fortin-Rittberger, Ph.D. is a Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Salzburg. She completed a Ph.D. in political science at McGill University in 2008, after which she was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship from the Fond Québécois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, which she held at the University of Lüneburg. She also held positions as visiting chair in Comparative Government at the University of Mannheim (2010-11) and was a Senior Researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2009-2013). Her main areas of research interest include political developments in former communist countries, political institutions and their measurement, women’s political representation, as well as the impact of state capacity on democratization. Her work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Democratization, and West European Politics. Current research projects she has initiated deal with the effects of electoral systems.
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