Dr. Eloisa Harris

Curriculum Vitae

Eloisa Harris was a post-doctoral researcher at the department for Socio-Cultural Diversity. Her research focuses on the politics behind immigration and social policy reforms in western Europe. Prior to joining the MPI-MMG, Eloisa was a doctoral researcher at the University of Bremen (BIGSSS). She studied Political Science, Philosophy and Economics in Warwick, Vienna and Zürich.

In her work within the “Diversity Assent in Urban Germany” project (DivA), Eloisa uses survey data from Germany to understand societal attitudes towards diversity and immigration, in particular, whether social class and political participation underly dynamics of preference polarisation. In other projects, she explores how and why political parties debate conditional access to the welfare state, in particular with regards to different groups of immigrants, and the effect of such politicisation on policy reforms in western Europe.

Reseach Projects


Peer Review

Römer, F., Henninger, J., & Harris, E. (2023). Social protection for mobile populations? A global perspective on immigrant social rights. Social Policy and Administration, 2023, 1-20. Link

Harris, E. (2022). Educational divides and class-coalitions: How mainstream party voters divide and unite over immigration issues. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Link.

Harris, Eloisa & Friederike Römer (2022) “Contextual Welfare Chauvinism: Left-Wing Governments and Immigrant Welfare Rights in Western Europe, 1980-2018”. European Journal of Political Research. Link

Romana Careja & Eloisa Harris (2022) “Thirty Years of Welfare Chauvinism: Findings and Challenges”. Journal of European Social Policy. Link


Eloisa Harris, Friederike Römer & Jakob Henninger) (2020) “Covid-19 and migrant workers’ social rights” Social Europe 27.05.2020  Link

Friederike Römer, Eloisa Harris, Jakon Henninger & Franziska Missler) (2021) ‘Technical Report: Migrant Social Protection Database MigSP”. SFB1342 Working Paper Series. Link 

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