Mirjam Dagefoerde is a political scientist interested in the relation of citizens and politics and political representation.
She is a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and Associated Researcher at Sciences Po Paris (Centre d’Etudes Européennes (CEE) and Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d'évaluation des politiques publiques (LIEPP)).
In addition, in early 2018, she was an OXPO-fellow and conducted research at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Before joining the EUI, she was researcher and lecturer at Sciences Po in the Euro-American program in cooperation with Columbia University and UBC, among others.
Mirjam received her PhD from Sciences Po in 2017, where she completed her dissertation, "Evaluating representation from citizens' perspective: Concepts of congruence, context and Europeans' representational judgments.”
She combines representation theory, comparative politics, research on political parties and public opinion. She is particularly interested in citizens’ perceptions or citizens’ evaluation of representation in Europe. Furthermore, she focuses on France and Germany.
She taught classes at Sciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs, Euro-American program, Paris School of Public Policy, collège universitaire) and at the University of Stuttgart. The topics range from political representation, citizens and politics or communication to research methods in BA- and MA programs. She was involved in diverse research projects, such as Citizens and Representatives in France and Germany, the French Presidential Elections, the European Elections Project and the European Social Survey.