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Jessica Fortin-Rittberger

Jessica Fortin-Rittberger is a Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Salzburg. Her main areas of research interest include political developments in former communist countries, political institutions and their measurement, women's political representation, as well as the impact of state capacity on democratization.

Jessica completed a Ph.D in political science at McGill University in 2008 under the supervision of Juliet Johnson, after which she was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship from the Fond Québécois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, which she held at the University of Lüneburg. Jessica has also held positions as visiting chair in Comparative Government at the University of Mannheim (2010-11) and was a Senior Researcher at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2009-2013).