Prof. Dr. Oscar W. Gabriel
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Oscar W. Gabriel holds a degree in Political Science (University of Hamburg), a doctorate in Sociology (University of Hamburg) and a habilitation in Political Science from the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz. From 1990 to 1992, he was Professor of Political Systems at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg and Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Stuttgart from 1992 to September 2012. Gabriel held visiting professorships at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Vienna (1998) and the Institut d' Études Politiques de Bordeaux (2004/2005). At the IEP de Bordeaux, he taught continuously from 1998 to 2013, was a programme officer for the Franco-German social science programme, and director of the Laboratoire Européen Associé, established between the IEP and the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Stuttgart.
His research focuses on "Political Attitudes and Political Culture," "Political and Social Participation," "Political Representation," and "Voter Behaviour." In these areas, he has worked on or led numerous national and international research projects. In the social sciences, he served as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of ZUMA e.V., Mannheim (2000 - 2004) and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of GESIS in the Gottlieb Wilhelm Leibniz Science Association (2004 - 2007). From 2001 to 2006, he was managing editor of the Politische Vierteljahresschrift (PVS) and a member of the board of the German Political Science Association (DVPW). He has also been continuously active in Political Consulting. In 2007, he was awarded the order "Officier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques" for his activities in Franco-German scientific cooperation.