Dr. Sophie Biesenbender (geb. Schmitt)(Researcher)
did her undergraduate studies in Political and Administrative Science at the Universities of Konstanz, Germany and Bologna, Italy. She obtained her Master's degree in Public Policy from Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA). Her PhD project was on the comparative analysis of environmental policy innovations and their diffusion over nation–states. During her doctoral studies (from 2008 to 2011), Sophie Biesenbender was employed as a research assistant at the Robert Schuman Centre (European University Institute) in Florence, Italy. Following that, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Konstanz. Sophie Biesenbender joined the iFQ in October 2012.
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Governance, Policy analysis