Hi, and welcome to my Website!
My name is Nicolai Berk, I am a PhD Candidate at the Dynamics Research Training Group and the Chair of Comparative Politics at the Humboldt University Berlin.
My main interest revolves around political communication and its effects on elites’ and voters’ cognitive representations of politics. To study this topic, I try to combine computational text analysis and econometric tools.
Before moving to Berlin, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Vienna and a Master of Science in Social Science from the University of Amsterdam. In Vienna, I was working as a Research Assistant to Markus Wagner, mainly on the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES). In Amsterdam, I worked for Gijs Schumacher, mainly collecting data for EUSpeech V2. Gijs also invited me to the Hot Politics Lab.