Siri Völker

Doctoral Researcher

Siri Völker

  • Short CV

    • Since 09/2020: Research data manager at the GIGA Information Centre

    • 05/2018 - 04/2019: Visiting doctoral student at the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP/UERJ), Brazil, DAAD scholarship holder

    • 06/2017: Visiting doctoral student at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Brasília (IPOL/UnB), Brazil

    • Since 10/2015: Doctoral Student at the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • Since 05/2015: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, research project "Ethnic Voting in Latin America"

    • 03/2012 - 04/2015: Research Assistant at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, research project "The Land Matrix"

    • 2010 - 2013: Internships at the European Union-Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation) in Hamburg, Fundación ALIARSE in San José, Costa Rica, and Agrar Koordination in Hamburg

    • Education: M.A. in Political Science, University of Hamburg; B.Sc. in Geography (main subject) and Political Science (complementary subject), University of Hamburg

    Current Research

    • Political Institutions in Latin America

    • Social Movements

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America

    • Brazil

    Siri Völker

    Doctoral Researcher

    Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties | 2022

    Candidate Resources Rather than Ethnic Voting: Explaining the Underrepresentation of Afro-Brazilians

    This research note adds to the literature that calls into question the relevance of the voter preferences relative to resources of the candidates for the demographic underrepresentation of disadvantaged ethnic groups.

    Prof. Dr. Oliver Strijbis

    Former Associate

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 5/2020

    Police Violence Against Black People Is on the Rise in Brazil

    Police brutality, by which Afro-Brazilians are particularly affected, is increasing alarmingly in Brazil. President Jair Bolsonaro and other extreme-right politicians are further encouraging police violence with tough-on-crime discourses and policies. The authors of this GIGA Focus analyse the situation.

    Dr. Paulo César Ramos

    Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning


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