Ameni Mehrez

PhD. candidate in comparative politics

:Ameni Mehrez is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative politics at the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations at Central European University (CEU). She is a Junior Fellow at the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS). She was the chair of the Middle East and North Africa Space (MENAS) at CEU. She was a visiting fellow at the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University. She is currently a member of the CSES Module 7 Planning Committee. She is running large-scale studies in Tunisia and other countries for her research in comparative politics.

Bojan Todosijevic

Senior Research Fellow

Presentation:Bojan Todosijević is macro data and data quality specialist for CSES and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia. Bojan holds a Ph.D in political science from the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2006) and joined CSES in 2004, when he was a fellow at the Center for Political Studies (CPS) at the University of Michigan. In his near 20-years with the Secretariat, Bojan has had various responsibilities including processing CSES microdata, data documentation, data harmonization, and data quality checks. Currently, his principal responsibilities are the collecting and coding of macro data and data quality assurance. Since 2012, he has been the CSES Collaborator for Serbia and most recently was a co-investigator of the CSES Module 5 study implemented in Hungary (2018), as well as serving as an advisor to various studies implementing CSES in the Balkan region. His research focuses on the psychological underpinnings of political attitudes and behavior, and on politics in Serbia.

Carsten Q. Schneider

Full professor of political science

Presentation:Carsten Q. Schneider is a Pro-Rector for External Relations and Professor of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) and MA Program Director of the Department of Political Science. His research and teaching interests focus on the study of political regime change processes in different world regions and on comparative social science methodology, especially set‐theoretic methods. He is the author of The Consolidation of Democracy in Europe and Latin America, co‐author of Set‐Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences, and of articles that appeared, among others, in Comparative Political Studies, Democratization, European Journal of Political Research, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly, and Sociological Methods and Research. Two books on set-theoretic methods are forthcoming in Cambridge University Press series ‘Methods for Social Inquiry’. Schneider is the winner of the 2019 David-Collier Mid-Career Achievement Award. From 2009-14, he was an elected member of the Germany Academy of Young Scientists.

Levente Littvay

Full professor of political science

Presentation:Levente Littvay is a Research Professor at the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence and Professor of Political Science and Democracy Institute Affiliate at Central European University where he teaches graduate courses in research design, applied statistics, electoral politics, voting behavior, political psychology, and American politics. He is the inaugural and only two-time recipient of CEU’s Teaching Award (2015 for methods-, and 2021 for online teaching). Received his MA and PhD in Political Science and an MS in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Taught numerous research methods workshops globally and online, and was one of the Academic Convenors of the European Consortium for Political Research Methods Schools (2015-21), is the founder of MethodsNET, presidium member of the Hungarian Political Science Association and head of Team Survey in Team Populism where he helped spawn the Leader Profile Series and the New Populism series with The Guardian and co-produces both the MethodsNET and Team Populism YouTube channels. He is a member of the European Social Survey’s Round 10 (2020-21) democracy and COVID19 module questionnaire design teams.