Prof. Dr. Corinna Kröber

Assistant Professor

Junior Professor of Comparative Politics
Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3, Room 3.08
Tel.: +49 3834 420 3167

Office hours:
Tuesday 8-10 o'clock via mail


In my research, I am motivated to develop a better understanding of (in)equality in democratic decision-making processes and (in)stability of democratic governance. Research questions that interest me include: What motivates the actions of MPs? At which stages of the parliamentary decision-making process does inequality arise for women and people with a migration background, and why is this the case? How do parliament and government interact? As well as, what structural and individual factors condition the ability of heads of government to conduct government business effectively and to act in a democratically accountable manner? Articles presenting the results of this research have been published in internationally renowned journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, European Journal of Political Research, Politics & Gender, Government and Opposition, and Representation.


Professional experience:

since 11.2018

Junior Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Greifswald.



Postdoctoral Researcher, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.



Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Salzburg.



Doctoral Researcher, University of Salzburg.




Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Salzburg.

Title: “Trading voices for votes – The impact of electoral systems on the substantive representation of ethnic minorities”.



Master of Arts (Political Science), University of Bremen.



Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of Mainz.


Kroeber, Corinna and Svenja Krauss (2023) “Whose bread I eat, their song I sing? How the gender of MPs influences the use of oversight mechanisms in government and opposition”, European Political Science Review,

Berz, Jan and Corinna Kroeber (2023) “Walking the line: Electoral cycles and the shift in legislative priorities among German parliamentarians”, Electoral Studies, .2023.102595.

Kroeber, Corinna and Sarah C. Dingler (2023) “How crises shape the way the legislative-executive relations are gendered”, Politics & Gender,

Dingler, Sarah C. and Corinna Kroeber (2022) “Myths about women in the political executive – How gender stereotypes shape the way MPs assess the competences of ministers”, Political Research Quarterly(online first).

Kroeber, Corinna (2022) “When do men MPs claim to represent women in plenary debates – Time-series cross-sectional evidence from the German states”, Political Research Quarterly (online first).

Grotz, Florian; Kroeber, Corinna and Marko Kukec (2022) “Cabinet reshuffles and prime-ministerial performance in Central and Eastern Europe”, Government and Opposition(online first).

Kroeber, Corinna (2021) “How parties redefine their positions if they are led by a woman: Empirical evidence for women’s green, alternative, and libertarian agenda”, European Journal of Political Research, 6(1): 175-193.

Kroeber, Corinna and Joanna Hüffelmann (2021). “It’s a long way to the top – Women’s career paths to prestigious offices”, Politics & Gender (online first). 10.1017/S1743923X21000118.

Grotz, Florian; Müller-Rommel, Ferdinand; Berz, Jan; Kroeber, Corinna and Marko Kukec (2021). “Career profiles and prime-ministerial performance in Central and Eastern European democracies”, Comparative Political Studies, 54(11): 1907-1938.

Krauss, Svenja and Corinna Kroeber (2021). “How women in the executive influence government stability”, Journal of European Public Policy, 28(9): 1372-1390.

Remschel, Tobias and Corinna Kroeber (2020). “Every single word – A new dataset including all parliamentary materials published in Germany”, Government and Opposition, 57(2): 276-295.

Kroeber, Corinna; Le Gall, Cal and Sarah C. Dingler (2020). “How individuals’ social characteristics impact the likelihood to waste a vote – Evidence from Great Britain, Germany and France”, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 31(3): 388-407.

Guérin, Nina and Corinna Kroeber (2019). “What explains variation in minority empowerment? Power-sharing and autonomy rights in post-communist countries”, Balkan Social Science Review, 14(2): 115-141.

Kroeber, Corinna (2018). “Growing numbers, growing influence? A comparative study of policy congruence between parliaments and citizens of immigrant origin”, European Journal of Political Research, 57(4): 900-918.

Kroeber, Corinna (2018). "How to measure the substantive representation of traditionally excluded groups in comparative research: A literature review and new data", Representation, 53(3): 241-259.

Dingler, Sarah C.; Kroeber, Corinna and Jessica Fortin-Rittberger (2018). “Do parliaments under­represent women’s policy preferences? Exploring gender equality in policy congruence in 21 European democracies”, Journal of European Public Policy, 26(2): 302-321.

Kroeber, Corinna; Marent, Vanessa; Fortin-Rittberger, Jessica and Christina Eder (2018). “Still a glass ceiling? Tracing the limits to women’s representation in elected office”, Comparative European Politics, 17(1): 112-131.

Fortin-Rittberger, Jessica; Eder, Christina; Kroeber, Corinna and Vanessa Marent (2017). “How party systems shape local-national gender gaps”, Government and Opposition, 54(1): 52-74.

Kroeber, Corinna (2017). “Exploring the impact of reserved seat design on the quality of minority representation”, Ethnopolitics, 16(2): 196-216.

Eder, Christina; Fortin-Rittberger, Jessica and Corinna Kroeber (2016). “The higher the fewer? Patterns of female representation across levels of government in Germany”, Parliamentary Affairs, 69(2): 366-386.