Julius Lagodny

Graduate Student


I am a fifth year PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics with a minor in quantitative Methods and American Politics. I study political behavior and participation of immigrants in Europe and the US. In 2020 his election forecast model with Peter Enns correctly predicted 49/50 states correctly. His fieldwork in Germany and Austria is supported by the Berlin Program of FU Berlin and the Ernst-Mach-Stipend of the Austrian government. 

Research Focus

In my dissertation, I explore how neighborhoods shape political attitudes and political participation, particularly among immigrant-origin communities in Europe.

Between October 2019 and October 2020, I was a visiting researcher with the chair for Political Sociology at Freie University Berlin. Starting February 2021, I will be an “Ernst-Mach-Stipendium” scholar at the University of Vienna. My research is supported by the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies of GSA at FU Berlin, the Center for European Studies, Cornell, and the Mercatus Center.

Additionally, I have published in peer-reviewed journals on election forecasts and subnational public opinion models using multi-level regression and poststratification models (MRP). 

My work has been discussed and cited in several American and international outlets: The Washington PostLe FigaroInfobae, and Marktforschung.de.

I completed my Master’s in Political Science & Economics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. I have held research assistant positions at the Government Department, Cornell University, the Institute for Political Science Heidelberg, the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), and the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). During my work as a Bluebook Trainee at DG Research & Innovation at the European Commission in Brussels, I was responsible for the international cooperation in Research & Innovation with the Western Balkan countries & Turkey at DG RTD.