Dr Annika Werner

Senior Lecturer
College Arts & Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Comparative Government And Politics 160603
  • Citizenship 160602
  • Political Science Not Elsewhere Classified 160699

Research interests

Political parties; democratic values, attitudes and preferences; political representation; radical right; populism; European politics.


I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University. Prior to joining ANU in July 2019, I was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University. Before coming to Australia, I was a research fellow for the DFG-financed project MARPOR – Manifesto Research on Political Representation at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center (2009-2015). I received my PhD in Political Science from Humboldt-University Berlin in 2015.

Available student projects

I am happy to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students who are committed to the principles of political science and plan projects about political parties, public attitudes, representation or EU politics.

Current student projects

I currently supervise the following PhD students:

  • Building a Cartel on Shifting Sands: Party Communication Strategy in Conditions of Post-Modernity (Pandanus Petters, Griffith University)
  • Populist Parties (Fabian Habersack, Uni Salzburg)

I am part of the supervisorial panel at ANU:

  • Illiberalism and democratic backsliding (Bermond Scoggins)

I supervise several Honours and Masters students at ANU.

Past student projects

I have successfully supervised the following Honours students:

  • 2017: Student Alienation in the Age of Employability: A study of student alienation and its relation to the legitimating narratives of the contemporary university (Pandanus Petters, who graduated with First Class Honours)
  • 2017: Investigating the Relationship Between Climate Change Attitudes and Voting Behaviour (Reese Boulton)
  • 2016: Deepening Engagement with the Indo-Pacific Region: An Evaluation of the New Colombo Plan Scholarship’s Current Contribution (Jayne Francis, who graduated with First Class Honours and received the University Medal)



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