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Nina Obermeier

Graduate Student

Nina Obermeier

Educational Background

Prior to starting her PhD, Nina completed an MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford and a BA in International Relations at the University of British Columbia.



International political economy; globalization; European Union; immigration; public opinion; party politics; international order


  • Government


Nina’s research lies at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics. In particular, her research interests focus on domestic processes of contestation over international politics. Her dissertation explores the unintended effect of right-wing populist rhetoric on support for international economic integration among Western European publics. In other projects, she studies the relationship between membership in international organizations and state preferences, the mass politics of hegemonic legitimacy, and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on nationalism. Her work combines evidence from survey experiments and quantitative text analysis with qualitative data drawn from interviews and media analysis.