Lea Elsässer

Lea Elsässer is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Socioeconomics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Her research focuses on the relationship between social inequality and political representation, particularly on the consequences of unequal political representation for welfare state restructuring. After receiving a Master of Science in Economics and Sociology from the University of Cologne in 2013, she was a visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies until 2017, where she wrote her dissertation thesis on unequal political representation in Germany. She held a PhD scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation for her dissertation studies.

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