Oliver Rittmann is a PhD Candidate at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a Research Associate at the chair of Political Science, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Mannheim and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf. He worked as a research assistant at the Collaborative Research Center 884 “The Political Economy of Reforms”. His research lies at the intersection of electoral institutions and unequal political representation with a focus on causal inference. Oliver uses automated text- and video analysis to study the dynamics of legislative debates.