Scott Stock Gissendanner is a Juniorprofessor in the Department of Political Science at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen. His research focuses on local politics in all its facets, including elections, mayoral leadership, institutional reform, regimes and networks, and, most recently, the political incorporation of immigrants. Dr. Stock Gissendanner received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Georgia in 2001. From February through April, 2010, he was a fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of Johns Hopkins University. There, he compared the ways in which different local governments work together with community based organizations and religious congregations to address the challenges of immigration. His work at MPI-MMG was a continuation of this project.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
April - August 2010