Sarah Sinram

pic_sinramSarah Sinram, MA

Address:    University of Hanover
                      Institute for Political Science
                      Schneiderberg 50
                      D-30167 Hannover
Phone:      +49 (0) 511 – 762 - 19204
E-Mail:     s.sinram [at]

Office Hours: by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Sinram did her undergraduate studies in political science at Mannheim University. She received her M.A. title in political science from Bremen University in 2011 where she analyzed determinants of the cross-national variance of public attitudes towards welfare policies.

Before working as a research associate at Hannover University, she was a research associate at the University of Göttingen (2011-14) and Greifswald (2011). She is currently writing her dissertation on determinants of changes in the structure of social expenditure in affluent OECD countries.

Research Interests

  • Polities and Politics of Northern and Western Europe
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Quantitative and Comparative Methods of Political Science


Conference Papers

Hönnige, Christoph, Sarah Sinram (2012): Thwarting the Government – Abstract Judicial Review as Minority Right in European Legislatures.  ECPR Joint Sessions, Antwerp, 10-15.4.2012.

Sinram, Sarah (2011): Public Opinion on the Welfare State – It’s Not the Economy, Stupid! Elections, Public Opinion and Parties Annual Conference, University of Exeter, 9-11.9.2011.

Conference Organization

ECPR Graduate Conference, Bremen, 4.-6.7.2012
Sarah Sinram
Section Chair: Party Politics


Winter 2012/13, Seminar: “Demokratische Gesetzgebung in Theorie und Empirie” [Introduction to German Politics]

Winter 2011/12, Seminar: “Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft am Beispiel der Vergleichenden Regierungssystemforschung” [Introduction to German Politics]

Summer 2011, Seminar: Politische Akteure der BRD [Political actors in German Politics], University of Greifswald

Academic services
Mitglied der Studienkommission [Member of the study affairs committee]

Stellvertretendes Mitglied der Gleichstellungskommission [Deputy member of the equal opportunities committee]


  • ECPR Standing Group on Voting, Behaviour and Public Opinion in a Comparative Perspective
  • ESPAnet (European Network for Social Policy Analysis)
  • Verein für Socialpolitik