Natascha Neudorfer joined POLSIS in 2017 as a Birmingham Fellow. She has studied various issues relating to the causes of corruption such as political institutions, economic conditions or gender. While corruption remains one of her core topics, she has extended her research interests to new areas by analysing which factors stimulate civil war or lead to peace. In this field of research, she particularly looks at how political institutions or corruption affect civil conflict.
Dr. Neudorfer primarily applies advanced statistical research methods while having a strong interest in case studies.
Before joining the University of Birmingham, Natascha Neudorfer worked at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München from 2011 to 2016 as a research and teaching fellow (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) and, from 2016 to 2017, funded through a grant scheme by the Bavarian state. She has also taught at the Amsterdam University College and was a visiting scholar at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2010 and Duke University in 2011.
Natascha Neudorfer holds a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Essex and studied at the Universities of Konstanz (Germany) and Limerick (Ireland) for her M.A. degree (combined bachelor and master degree).