Jan is a founding partner of d|part and the think tank’s research director. He coordinates the development and implementation of d|part’s research projects and organises the coordination with external partners. In his research Jan mostly uses large-scale survey data to investigate political attitudes and behaviour of people, often in comparative projects and with a strong interest in the engagement of young people.
In addition to the research itself, Jan has engaged extensively in advising political institutions (such as parts of the German, UK and Scottish governments), civil society organisations and political foundations. He has also run a range of civic education workshops and programmes and has been a frequent contributor for print and broadcast media in several countries.
Christine is a founding partner at d|part. She guides the team in questions of study design and choice of research methods. She is also a doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh, where she explores the views of young people on citizenship, identity and political participation. Christine has published widely on the participation of young people, on the changing nature of civic and democratic engagement and on questions of political legitimacy.
Christine has several years of experience as a consultant in commercial research, where she led large-scale survey projects and worked with a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. She holds an MSc in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and a BA in Social Sciences from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.
Götz works as a policy analyst at the Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI) and leads the political advocacy of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) in Germany. He studied sociology in Bielefeld, Germanz, and received his doctorate in the same subject from the University of Edinburgh. Götz is a founding partner and Managing Director of d|part. He is also a lecturer at various universities and foundations.
Götz works at the interface of science and practice. Developing practical recommendations and expanding scientific knowledge are central aspects of his work. Götz builds on his many years of international work experience at universities, in adult education and in political communication.
Luuk is a Senior Research Fellow at d|part and the head qualitative researcher for the Voices on Values project – a joint project between d|part and the Open Society European Policy Instititute (OSEPI) exploring people’s views on the open society and its values in 6 European countries. Since January 2019, Luuk also oversees the project’s research outputs.
Luuk completed his PhD in Political Science at Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds an MSc in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford, an MA in International Relations from the University of Warwick, and a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Maastricht University.
Sascha is a Research Fellow at d|part and supports the team as engagement officer for the Voices on Values project. Sascha is currently working on his PhD on national and European identities in a historical context at the University of Potsdam. He is also engaged with the grassroots ThinkTank Polis180 on a voluntary basis.
Sascha obtained his BA in History and Philosophy and an MA in History of the Early Modern Times, both from the University of Potsdam, Germany.
Magali was a Senior Research Fellow at d|part until July 2019. As head of impact and engagement in our Voices on Values project, she was also responsible for liaising with external partners and organising d|part’s outreach activities.
Before joining d|part Magali worked as a business consultant in a market research company in London, where she conducted qualitative and quantitative research, amongst others in India, Egypt, Singapore, Italy, Germany and the UK. Magali also worked as a project coordinator at the Foundation FUTURZWEI where she conducted research on young people’s attitudes towards the future.
Magali holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University and an MSc in Global Migration from University College London.
Victoria was d|part’s Project Lead for the Voices on Values project until February 2019.
Before joining d|part, she worked as Programme Officer at the European Democracy Lab, of which she is also a co-founder. Previously, she worked for the European Stability Initiative (ESI) in Istanbul and Berlin. Victoria holds degrees in Communication Science, Politics, and International Relations from the University of Erfurt (Germany) and Bogazici University (Turkey) as well as an MSc in Democracy and Comparative Politics from University College London (UK).
Anne obtained her doctoral degree at Leiden University, Netherlands, for her thesis on the emergence of the first democratic parties as political organisations, connecting social science approaches with historical source analysis. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Horizon 2020-funded research project TRANSPOP at the Juan March Institute for Social Sciences at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, to analyse the development and adaption of popular politics in Europe. Anne holds an MA from the University of Edinburgh and a BA from universities in Bremen, Germany, and Tartu, Estonia.
Jakob was one of d|part’s co-founders in 2011. He has contributed in particular to the development of the think tank’s strategy and organisational structure, as well as to its research on political participation beyond the nation-state.
Jakob is currently a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Berlin. He holds a doctorate in Politics and an MPhil in International Relations, both from the University of Oxford, as well as a BA in Integrated Social Sciences from Jacobs University Bremen.
Ann-Kristin is a political scientist at Aarhus University in Denmark. She joined d|part as a Fellow in 2014 and specialises in party membership and public opinion.
In Aarhus, Ann-Kristin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science. Previously, she has worked at KU Leuven in Belgium, the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and the University of Twente in the Netherlands. She received her doctorate from the University of Twente (the Netherlands) for her thesis on the effects of party membership decline on party organisations. Her main research interests are in party politics, public opinion, survey methodology, and theories of representative democracy.
She was part of the European Social Survey Netherlands team at the University of Twente. Funded by the Dutch research council, she was involved in the design and analyses of several population-based survey experiments that answer methodological and substantive research questions.
Ann-Kristin holds a BA in politics and law from the University of Münster (Germany) and an MA in politics from Warwick University (United Kingdom).
Jan Liebnitzky is a psychologist by training. He has extensive experience in evaluation and monitoring of international development projects. Jan became affiliated with d|part in 2013, supporting our project work and evaluations and he has contributed to research on the political participation index.
Jan currently focuses on data analysis and visualisation as a consultant and developer. He has a keen interest in bringing research evidence into the policy context. For this he likes to explore interactive online tools or engage with stakeholders in workshops.
Jan holds a degree in Psychology from TU Dresden (Germany).