Christine is Early Career Research Fellow and based within the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Her research focuses on the relationship between citizens and their political communities, in particular among young people, and on questions of political participation, political belonging and legitimacy.
Christine is an active member of the Citizenship, Democracy and Transformation Research Group within the department, as well as the School of Social Sciences’ Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families.
Prior to joining NTU, Christine completed her PhD in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh, where she studied young people's conceptions of the role of the citizen in Scotland and the Netherlands.
Before embarking on her doctoral studies, Christine worked as a research professional, leading large-scale commercial research projects that involved a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. She holds a BA in Integrated Social Sciences from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, and an MSc in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Christine's research interests are in the following areas, and she is interested in supervising PhD research students within these fields:
- young people and politics;
- political participation;
- political legitimacy;
- belonging and identities.
Further information may be obtained on the NTU Research Degrees website: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/research/research-degrees-at-ntu.
Christine is a member of the Political Studies Association (PSA), and of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, and Young People and Politics specialist groups of the PSA.
Christine is also a founder of d|part, a non-profit, independent and non-partisan think tank based in Berlin. The focus of her work there is to research and support different forms of political participation to promote an informed dialogue between researchers, policy makers and citizens.
- Young people and politics
- Political participation
- Lowering the voting age