|since 08/2018||Research Associate & Lecturer, Chair of Empirical Democracy Research, University of Mannheim|
|03/2014 — 07/2018||Student Research Assistant, Chair of Empirical Democracy Research, University of Mannheim & Mannheim Centre fo European Social Research (MZES)|
|09/2016 — 07/2018||Student Research Assistant, Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 — Political Economy of Reforms, University of Mannheim|
|08/2016 — 06/2017||Student Research Assistant, Chair of Political Science - Political Psychology, University of Mannheim|
|since 09/2017||PhD in Political Science, Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), University of Mannheim|
|09/2019 — 10/2019||Visiting Scholar, University of Houston, Houston, TX|
|09/2014 — 08/2017||M.A. Political Science, University of Mannheim|
|09/2015 — 05/2016||Visiting Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD & School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, D.C.|
|09/2011 — 07/2014||B.A. Political Science, University of Mannheim|
Dennis Hammerschmidt is a research associate at the Chair of Empirical Democracy Research as well as a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim. Previously, Dennis was a student research assistant at the Chair for four years and gained further experience during research assistant positions at the Chair of Political Psychology, the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 884. Dennis holds a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Mannheim with stays abroad at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C., and at the University of Houston in Houston.
In his research, Dennis analyzes the underlying relationship structure of state in the international system using a broad range of statistical and computational methods. Working at the intersection of Quantitative Methods and International Relations, his dissertation work uses information from political speeches and cooperation networks to quantify and estimate the interaction of states at the United Nations.