Benjamin Rohr is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in sociology from the University of Mannheim, and a B.A. in sociology and philosophy from the University of Leipzig.
Benjamin is a political and historical sociologist who uses quantitative and computational methods to study elite political action. His dissertation examines the relationship between state formation and the emergence of the first political parties in New York State between 1777 and 1820, focusing on the role of social networks and political careers. This research is supported by an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. Other work analyzes the career paths that led into elite administrative positions in the American state between 1850 and 2000, the structure of political careers in China from 1978 to 2012, and the structure of political discourse in Renaissance Florence and Weimar Germany. You can find out more about his work on his website.