Sven Hillen, M.A.

hillengroßJohannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Department of Political Science
Unit "Comparative Politics"
D-55099 Mainz

Phone: +49[0]6131 39-26596
E-Mail: hillen [at]

Office Hours: Tue 17-18

Room: Georg-Forster-Gebäude 04-425




Curriculum Vitae


  • Born 1989
  • 2010-2016: Studies in Political Science at University of Bremen, Graduation in Political Science (Master), Thesis: “’Making Votes Count’. An Analyses of the Relationship between Governing Parties, Turnout, and Welfare Benefits in OECD Countries” (Supervisor: Dr. Holger Döring)
  • March-November 2014: Research Assistant in the Project „Effects of the Transformation of the Welfare State on Political Party Competition” (Prof. Philip Manow) of the Collaborative Research Center “Transformations of the State“, University of Bremen
  • November 2014-February 2015: Research Internship in the research group “Comparative Parliamentary Politics” (PD Dr. Ulrich Sieberer), University of Konstanz
  • April 2015-September 2015: Research Assistant in the research group “Comparative Parliamentary Politics”, University of Konstanz
  • July 2015-März 2016: Research Assistant in the Project “Enhanced Qualitative and Multi-Method Research” (Prof. Ingo Rohlfing), University of Bremen
  • Since April 2016: Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Unit: Comparative Politics





  • Party Politics
  • Political Economy and the Welfare State
  • Elections