Sarah Wagner

Queen's University Belfast

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis, Podcast

Dr. Sarah Wagner is a Lecturer (assistant professor) in Quantitative Political Science at Queen’s University Belfast where she works on political parties and their voters, specifically focusing on Western European radical left party positions on socio-cultural issues. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim’s Comparative Politics Chair and Principal Investigator/Director at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) on the project “Challenges of Radical Left and Left-wing Populist Parties for Party Competition and Coalition Politics in Western Europe.” She earned her PhD on “Radical Left Parties and the Role of Euroscepticism” at the University of Essex with a full scholarship by the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (Foundation of German Research), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Recent Content


Episode 93: Sahra Wagenknecht Tries to Shake Up German Politics with a New Party

On October 23, one of Germany’s most popular politicians Sahra Wagenknecht announced that she would leave the Left Party and form a new political party. The “Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance” (BSW) …