I study and teach comparative politics, political behavior, political economy, and and political methodology. My research focuses on identity politics and political representation and draws on field, survey, and natural experiments and qualitative fieldwork in Latin America and Europe.
- Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley - (Berkeley, California, United States) 2018
- M.A. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley - (Berkeley, California, United States) 2012
- M.A. in International Affairs: International Politics, with distinction, American University - (Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States) 2011
- B.A. in Political Science/Law, University of Bremen - (Bremen, Germany) 2009
- Palmer-Rubin, B., Garay, C., & Poertner, M. (2020). Incentives for Organizational Participation: A Recruitment Experiment in Mexico. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL STUDIES. 001041402091992-001041402091992.
- Choi, D. D., Poertner, M., & Sambanis, N. (2019). Parochialism, social norms, and discrimination against immigrants. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. 116(33), 16274-16279.
- Krogslund, C., Choi, D. D., & Poertner, M. (2015). Fuzzy Sets on Shaky Ground: Parameter Sensitivity and Confirmation Bias in fsQCA. Political Analysis. 23(1), 21-41.
- Poertner, M. (2011). Venezuelan Oil Diplomacy and Voting in the U.N. General Assembly. 20(1), 85-107.