Dr. Cornelia Frings

Room: GFG 04-409

Tel.: +49 (0)6131-39-25572

Fax: +49 (0)6131-39-27199

eMail: frings@politik.uni-mainz.de


Teaching and Research Interests:
Policy Analysis (local policy, environmental and climate policy, welfare states in comparison, evaluation)

Trust/Social Capital

Political Economy

Rational Choice Theory

Comparison/Integration of Theories

Empirical (especially experimental) methods



Curriculum Vitae

Awarded by the Johannes Gutenberg-University for the best PhD in 2009

2009 (april):
Dr, phil. in Political Science (summa cum laude); PhD on Social trust. An integration of sociological and economic explanation approaches

since 2008:
Lecturer at the Department of Political Science (unit Politics and Economy), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz; further training in university teaching and learning


Research fellow at the Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg- University Mainz; chair of Prof. Dr. Volker Kunz(Comparative Politics/ Economy and Society)

Master`s degree (M.A.) in Political Science

Awardee of the Scholarship Foundation Cusanuswerk

Erasmus student at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Training at the Institute for the Advancement of Young Journalists (ifp) in Munich 1998-2000; various internships in press and radio broadcasting

Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz (political science, public law, sociology)

Abitur (A-levels) Gymnasium am Krebsberg, Neunkirchen (Saarland)

Date of birth: 14/03/1977; married; two children (daughter and son)