Dr. Danny Schindler

holds a university diploma in Political Science (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Krakow) and a graduate degree in Administrative Management (University of Applied Police Sciences Saxony). After completing his studies he worked as a lecturer and participated in the comparative CITREP project (Citizens and Representatives in France and Germany) at the universities of Halle, Stuttgart and Bordeaux. In his doctoral thesis, he investigated the roles and steering capacities of parliamentary party group leaders in the German Bundestag.

He is a founding member and, since 2023, the director of the Institute for Parliamentary Research. He also advises parliaments and engages in political education (e.g., in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education).

His research focuses on parliaments and parties in democratic and non-democratic regimes, constitutions, and political systems in Africa (in particular the opportunity structures of parliamentary opposition forces).