Prof. Dr. Stefan Marschall was born in Gerolstein in 1968. Since 2010, he has held the position of Chair of Political Science II with a focus on “Germany’s Political System”. Stefan Marschall studied political science, sociology and psychology at Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn and at the University of Pittsburgh/USA. After completing his doctorate in 1998, he earned his post-doctoral degree at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in 2004. He subsequently held professorships at Justus Liebig University Gießen and the University of Duisburg-Essen.
In 2008, Stefan Marschall accepted a Professorship of Political Science with a focus on “Analysis and Comparison of Political Systems/Political Theory” at the University of Siegen. In 2010, he was appointed Chair of Political Science II at HHU’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Stefan Marschall is well known across Germany as a political scientist, among other things as the Head of Research on the German voting advice app Wahl-O-Mat and as the author of various reference textbooks on Germany’s political system in particular. His research specialities include the transition of democracy, political participation and communication as a result of digitalisation processes.
Stefan Marschall holds a number of roles at HHU, including Spokesperson of the Graduate Academy of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities philGRAD, Deputy Spokesperson of the Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy and member of the NRW research programme “Online Participation” as well as of the Manchot Research Group on “Decision Making by Means of Artificial Intelligence”.
In addition, he is the organiser of the Research Network “Voting Advice Applications” of the European Consortium for Political Research and the speaker of the working group “Politics and Communication” of the German Political Science Association. He regularly lends his expertise to journals and research promotion organisations as well as to state institutions.