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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Kostas Gemenis

Dr. Kostas Gemenis
Senior Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-256
Fax: +49 221 2767-555


Research Interests

Political communication; text analysis; voting advice applications

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Bruinsma, Bastiaan, and Kostas Gemenis. 2019. "Validating Wordscores: The Promises and Pitfalls of Computational Text Scaling." Communication Methods and Measures 13 (3), 212-227.  
Germann, Micha, and Kostas Gemenis. 2019. "Getting Out the Vote with Voting Advice Applications." Political Communication 36 (1), 149-170.  
Gemenis, Kostas. 2015. "An Iterative Expert Survey Approach for Estimating Parties' Policy Positions." Quality & Quantity 49 (6): 2291-2306.  
Gemenis, Kostas, and Martin Rosema. 2014. "Voting Advice Applications and Electoral Turnout." Electoral Studies 36: 281-289.  
Gemenis, Kostas. 2013. "What to Do (and Not to Do) with the Comparative Manifestos Project Data." Political Studies 61 (1): 3-23.



Oct. 2018-present Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2010-2018 Assistant Professor, Research Methods, University of Twente
2007-2010 PhD, Politics and International Relations, Keele University
2003-2005 MA, Political Science, Leiden University
1998-2003 BA, International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2018: EUROLAB Grant, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences  
2009: Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

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