Hello, my name is

Kiran Auerbach


 31 May – 1 June 2023 at University of Bergen

The workshop will bring American and European scholars together to explore how the places where people live and interact with one another affect democratic attitudes, voting, and polarization. We are particularly interested in the relationship between place-based identities and other social identities like class, ethnicity, and gender. On the supply side, we seek to understand the strategies that parties use to mobilize geographic divisions and bundle them with other issue areas. More broadly, what are the consequences for party system change and democratic stability?

The workshop is organized together by the University of Bergen and the University of Zurich. Host at the University of Bergen is DIGSSCORE, at the Department of Government.


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Political Science at the University of Zürich, Switzerland.

I am a political scientist specializing in comparative democratization, political parties, corruption, and local governance.

From 2018 to 2022 I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Bergen Department of Comparative Politics.

I am available for media engagements, educational and professional trainings, and consulting services.