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Marie Lohrum

Research Fellow
Tel. +49 (6221) 482-347

Main Fields of Research:

European Union Politics; Democracy Theory; Extremism and the Influence of Non-state Governance Actors in Decision-making Processes

Academic Career:

since 01/2021 Research Fellow and PhD Student in the Research Group MAGGI under supervision of PD Dr. Janne Mende

09/2017 - 06/2019 Master of Science "Research Master European Studies", Maastricht University

  • Focus on Governance and Representation in Europe as well as quantitative research methods

  • Master thesis titled “Politics Behind Closed Doors? Examining Unregulated Interest Group Access to European Commission Officials”; Supervisor: Dr. Andreea Nastase

11/2018 - 12/2018 Internship at the Hessian Representation to the European Union, Brussels

09/2018 - 11/2018 Research Assistant at VoteWatch Europe, Brussels

04/2017 - 07/2017 Internship at the federal executive board of Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, Berlin

10/2015 - 04/2017 Student Assistant at the Department Chair Domestic Politics and Comparative Government, Professor Dr. Marcus Höreth, Kaiserslautern

10/2015 - 02/2017 ​​​​​​​Student Assistant at the Department Chair Methods of Empirical Social Research, Junior-Professor Dr. Jochen Mayerl, Kaiserslautern

  • Tutor in Methods of Empirical Social Research I and II

10/2013 - 07/2017 Bachelor of Arts "Integrative Sozialwissenschaft", Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

  • Focus on Political Science

Current Research Projects

Recent Publications

  • Transparenz als Mittel gegen den ungleichen Zugang von Interessengruppen zu Beamten der Europäischen Kommission? Der Fall der Juncker-Kommission. In: Zur Zukunft der Demokratie in der Europäischen Union, Alexander Heger, Moritz Malkmus, StA Dr. Stefan Gourdet (eds.). Schriften zur Europäischen Integration und Internationalen Wirtschaftsordnung (Band 65). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2023.

Working Papers

  • The Multiplication of Authorities in Global Governance Institutions: A Research Agenda. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law Research Paper Series, Jg. 7, Nr. 2022-06, 2022 (with Janne Mende, Ruji Auethavornpipat, Fumie Nakmura).


07 Jul 2023

The authority of lobbyists in the European Union –What we know and what we don’t know

Conference "Kaleidoskop der Wissenschaft" of the Institute for Translation and Interpreting at University of Heidelberg


WS 2021/2022

The Political System of the European Union: Comparing Interest Representation

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

29th International Conference of Europeanists, "Europe's Past, Presence and Future: Utopias and Dystopias", University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, 27.06.2023 - 29.06.2023

11th Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, Luiss University Rome, Italy, 08.06.2022 - 10.06.2022

European Union Studies Association 17th Biennial Conference, Miami Florida, 19.05.2022 - 21.05.2022

"Privacy 2.0 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Privacy in the digital Age" Scientific Conference of the Doctoral Students of the Hans Böckler Foundation, Dresden, 06.04.2022 - 08.04.2022

10th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology, course titled "Mixed-Methods and Multimethod Research", taught by Prof. Dr. Ingo Rohlfing and Dr. Leonce Röth, University of Cologne, online, 16.08.2021 - 20.08.2021

11th ECPR Summer School of the Standing Goup on Interest Groups, topic "Interest Groups and Lobbying in the Policymaking Process", University of Ljubljana, online, 30.06.2021 - 08.07.2021

IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, Buenos Aires, 14.11.2017 - 16.11.2017



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