Dr. Christoph V. Steinert

Dr. Christoph Valentin Steinert
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6 – Room B 124
68159 Mannheim
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    Christoph Steinert is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of 
    Mannheim. He defended his doctoral dissertation entitled “A conceptual 
    and empirical study of political imprisonment” in February 2022. His 
    doctoral thesis includes a novel conceptualization of political 
    prisoners and empirical evidence on the determinants, the duration, 
    and the consequences of political imprisonment in autocratic regimes. 
    Beyond his doctoral research, Christoph’s research interests include 
    human rights violations in autocracies, norm diffusion processes in 
    intergovernmental organizations, and determinants of post-conflict 
    stability. He currently works on a grant proposal that seeks to 
    analyze the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on attitudes to 
    human rights in Europe. Christoph also holds a Master’s degree in 
    International Relations from the University of Oxford (Somerville 
    College) and he gained working experience in the United Nations Human 
    Rights Council and as data analyst at the Oxford Poverty and Human 
    Development Initiative.

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