Professor Florian Stoeckel
Diplom (FU Berlin), M.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), PhD (UNC Chapel Hill)
Associate Professor in Political Science
In my research I seek to unravel how citizens understand society and how they form preferences. I focus on some of the most important issues that shape the conflicts of our time such as misinformation, gender inequality, and the interaction of AI and politics. My work is published in the European Journal of Political Research, Political Psychology, European Union Politics, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the International Journal of Press/Politics, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties, and the Journal of European Public Policy.
I am the Principal Investigator of several projects. One line of my research deals with fake news, AI and solutions to the problem of misinformation on social media (www.citizen-online.org, funded by the British Academy). Since January 2023, I am also leading a Work Package of the Horizon and UKRI funded project PushBackLash where my work focuses on attitudes towards gender equality and diversity. My work revolving around AI and politics is summarised here.
Research group links
Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Politics and AI, Misinformation, Quantitative Methods and Experiments
- POL1020 - Politics in Europe
- POL2100 - Political Conflicts in Europe
- POL3267 - Misinformation, Misperceptions, and Conspiracy Theories
- POLM157 - Global Issues in European Politics