Prof. Dr. Richard Traunmüller

Position: Co-Speaker and PI

Project No.1: RISS-Core and The Impact of Social Structure, Discrimination and Violence on the German Muslim Community

Role: Richard is project leader and responsible for designing the conceptual foundations and methodological tools to study multidimensional social change and its political effects.

About: Richard is a Professor of Political Science and Empirical Democracy Research in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. He is also affiliated with the Institute of Empirical-Analytical Research (InFER) and the Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC) at Goethe University Frankfurt. Previously, he held positions at Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Essex, the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) as well as the universities of Berne and Konstanz. 

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Selected Publications:      

Traunmüller, R. & Helbling, M. (2022). Backlash to Policy Decisions: How Citizens React to Immigrants' Rights to Demonstrate. Political Science Research & Methods  10(2): 279 – 297. Online Version

Leemann, L., Stoetzer, L. & Traunmüller, R. (2021). Eliciting Beliefs as Distributions in Online Surveys. Political Analysis29(4): 541-553. Online Version

Helbling, M. & Traunmüller, R. (2020). What is Islamophobia? Disentangling Citizens' Feelings Toward Ethnicity, Religion, and Religiosity Using a Survey Experiment. British Journal of Political Science 50(3): 811-828. (Lead Article) Online Version

Claassen, C. & Traunmüller, R. (2020). Improving and Validating Survey Estimates of Religious Demography Using Bayesian Multilevel Models with Poststratification. Sociological Methods & Research 49(3): 603–636. Online Version