Lukas Isermann

Lukas Isermann

Doctoral Researcher

University of Mannheim


I am a Political Scientist with an interest in political behaviour, attitudes, party competition and methodology. Currently, I am mostly working on projects surrounding the issue of climate change.

I am a student of the Mannheim Graduate School of Social Sciences (GESS), part of the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES) and lecturer at the University of Mannheim.

  • NLP
  • Statistics
  • Political Psychology
  • PhD in Political Science, ongoing

    University of Mannheim

  • MA in Political Science, 2020

    University of Mannheim & University of Aarhus

  • BA in Political Science, 2018

    University of Mannheim


(2024). archiveRetriever. R package version 0.4.0.

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(2024). Committed Democrats? How Trade-off Specific Cues Affect Expressions of Support for Liberal and Democratic Principles. Politische Vierteljahresschrift.


(2023). handcodeR. R package version 0.1.2.

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(2022). APIs for social scientists: A collaborative review.

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Recent & Upcoming Talks

Analyzing Party Competition on Climate Change: A Machine Learning Approach
Presentation at COMPTEXT Conference 2024
From Valence to Positional Conflict? How Parties’ compete on Climate Change
Presentation at COMPTEXT Conference 2024
Just like me: Evidence on group-cue based voting from Germany
Presentation at EPSA Conference 2023
Strategic Issue Emphasis? Comparing easy read and regular manifestos using NLP
Presentation at COMPTEXT Conference 2023
Roundtable event "APIs for social scientists: A collaborative review"
MZES Social Science Data Lab


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