Dr. Simon Stückelberger

Postdoc Researcher

Address for visitors

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Campus Westend - PEG, Raum 3.G143
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 69 798-36682
E-Mail: stueckelberger(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Postal address

Goethe Universität Frankfurt
FB 03, Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Postfach 40
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Office Hours

Please make arrangements by sending an e-mail to stueckelberger(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de.


Simon Stückelberger is a postdoc researcher at the Chair of Comparative Politics at the Goethe University Frankfurt. After a master's degree in political sociology at the LSE, he received his PhD at the University of Lausanne as part of the project "Party strategies and the dynamics of electoral competition in multiparty democracies". In his dissertation entitled "Group Appeals in Electoral Politics: Comparing Party Behaviour in Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands", he studies the way parties position themselves in election campaigns vis-à-vis social groups such as women, workers or immigrants. His research focuses on election campaigns, with a particular focus on targeting, the support and criticism of social groups, and negative campaigning.


Summer term 2022

Das Politische System der Schweiz


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Stuckelberger, Simon, and Jelle Koedam. 2022. “Parties' Voter Targeting Strategies: What Can Facebook Ads Tell Us?" Electoral Studies 77. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1f33oxRaZcPJG (Freier Zugang bis 30.06.22)

Stuckelbeger, Simon. 2021. "Mobilizing and Chasing: The voter targeting of negative campaigning — Lessons from the Swiss case." Party Politics 27 (2): 341-50. 

Stückelberger, Simon. 2020. Angriff ist die beste Mobilisierung: Negative Kampagnen und ihre Zielgruppen. DeFacto, 19 May 2020.

Stuckelbeger, Simon. 2019. Mobilizing and Chasing: The voter targeting of negative campaigning — Lessons from the Swiss case. Party Politics online first.