Max Grömping


Dr Max Grömping is a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University. He works in the fields of comparative democratization and comparative political communication. His research interests include agenda-setting and frame-building in the issue space of human rights, with a focus on NGOs and interest groups in hybrid regimes. Furthermore, he investigates the domestic drivers of electoral integrity, and participation in political organizations online and offline, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. For his doctoral dissertation (the University of Sydney, 2017) he examined the causes and consequences of domestic election monitoring through the lens of agenda-setting theory. Previously, Max worked as Program Manager (2016-2017) of the ‘Perceptions of Electoral Integrity’ expert survey for the Electoral Integrity Project based at Harvard and Sydney universities. From December 2016 to February 2017 he was visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Democracy and Democratization of the Social Science Center Berlin (WZB). Max helped develop the Secure and Fair Elections (‘SAFE’) Model Curriculum for the United Nations Development Program in 2014, and worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science of Thammasat University in Bangkok from 2010-2013.

Further information:

Twitter: @MaxGroemping