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Ambassador Program

GESIS Ambassadors are international senior researchers who are active in a topic area of interest to GESIS. They promote scientific collaboration by proposing outstanding junior researchers from their network to visit GESIS as part of a research stay funded by us. As a group of external experts, Ambassadors help inspire and motivate Ph.D. students and early career postdocs to submit a short proposal on topics of mutual interest within the Junior Program. 

The GESIS Ambassadors are appointed for three years at a time. The respective appointment can be extended for a further three years.

You can find our GESIS Ambassadors here. 


Areas of expertise  


Collaboration with department  

Dr. Kokil Jaidka  

(National University of Singapore) 

Computer-mediated communication  

Computational Social Science (CSS)  

Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru  

(International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad) 

Cyber security, social computing  

Computational Social Science (CSS)  

Assist. Prof. Josephine Lukito  

(University of Texas at Austin) 

Computational linguistics, natural language processing, human and automated content analysis, text-as-data strategies  

Computational Social Science (CSS)  


René Bautista, Ph.D.  

(University of Chicago) 

Survey methodology, public opinion research, questionnaire design, and measurement error 

Data and Research on Society (DRS)  

Prof. Dr. Dina Maskileyson  

(University of Luxembourg)

Immigration, Socioeconomics, Ethnicity, Labor Sociology, Health, Healthcare, International Migration, Social Stratification, Gender Discrimination

Data and Research on Society (DRS)  

Dr. Brian Kleiner

(FORS, Switzerland)

Research data management, such as data security, informed consent, and anonymization Data Services for the Social Sciences (DSS)  

Prof. Paul Groth

(University of Amsterdam)

Data Search, Knowledge Graph Construction, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning 

Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences (KTS) 

Suzan Verberne  

(Leiden University)  


Natural Language Processing (NLP), Information Retrieval (IR), Text Mining  

Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences (KTS)  

Lisa Dellmuth

(Stockholm University)

Governance, legitimacy, and climate cooperation Survey Data Curation (SDC)  

Prof. Sara B Hobolt 

(London School of Economics and Political Science) 

Political behaviour, public opinion and the EU, and comparative politics 


Survey Data Curation (SDC)   

Prof. em. Timothy Johnson  

(University of Illinois at Chicago, NORC at the University of Chicago) 

Measurement and nonresponse error in surveys, social epidemiology of health behaviors in disadvantaged population, cross-national surveys, survey operations 

Survey Design and Methodology (SDM)  

Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter  

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) 

Nonresponse, interviewer, paradata, measurement error, weighting, privacy research, data linkage, smart surveys, data science  

Survey Design and Methodology (SDM)  

Melanie Revilla  

(Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) 

Survey measurement errors, data quality, mode of data collection, web surveys, mobile participation, metered data 

Survey Design and Methodology (SDM)