Carolina Plescia

Assoz. Prof. Carolina Plescia, BA MA PhD

Deputy Head

Kolingasse 14-16
1090 Wien
Room: 06.56

T: +43-1-4277-49904

Associate Professor


Short bio: Before joining the Department of Government at the University of Vienna, Carolina was Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the University of Bologna and FWF Hertha Firnberg scholar at the University of Vienna on a project on the consequences of coalition government compromise on public opinion. She completed her PhD at Trinity College Dublin in November 2013 with a dissertation on electoral behaviour under mixed electoral systems, under the supervision of Professors Michael Marsh and Kenneth Benoit. Her Ph.D. dissertation has been awarded the ECPR Jean Blondel PhD Prize for the best thesis in Politics in 2014.

In July 2020, Carolina has been awarded an ERC StG to examine the meanings of voting for ordinary citizens, their causes and consequences. The project started in January 2021. More info here.  


Research interests: comparative electoral behaviour, coalition governments, representation and research methodologies.

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