Dr. Benjamin Höhne

Deputy Director of the Institute for Parliamentary Research in Berlin.

Höhne completed his graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Leipzig and the Martin-Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, in 2005. His thesis was about political attitudes in an East-West comparison. Subsequently, he worked as Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Trier (2006-2012), the Free University of Berlin (2009), the University of Potsdam (2013-2015) and the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (2016-2020). Höhne also worked as an academic policy consultant in several security institutions (including the Planning Office of the Bundeswehr in Munich) and for the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. He has worked and studied in Carlisle, the University of Essex, the European University Institute in Florence and the European Parliament.

Höhne’s dissertation was awarded the Science Prize of the German Bundestag in 2015.

His fields of teaching and research are: Political Parties in and out of Parliaments, The System of Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, Political Participation as well as the Policy Area "Security Policy". He is currently working on populism and the representation of women in the German Bundestag.