Gema García Albacete


Gema García-Albacete is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Department of Social Sciences, and a Fellow at the Carlos III – Juan March Institute. She is currently Deputy of the Head of Department for Political Science and Co-director of the Master Program: “Máster Universitario en Análisis Político y Electoral”. She received her PhD from the University of Mannheim, where she also worked as a lecturer at the Chair of Political Science and International Comparative Research. Before working at UC3M she was a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Her research relates to citizens’ political attitudes and behaviour with an emphasis on gender and age-based inequalities. She has recently worked in other sources of inequalities such as origin. In general, she is interested in the processes by which political participation and political orientations develop, as well as how contextual and individual determinants interact in these processes. I am also interested in the use of diverse research methodologies and techniques to develop this research field further. Parts of my research have appeared in West European Politics, the International Journal of Press/Politics, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research or in the monograph Young People’s Political Participation in Western Europe by Palgrave Macmillan.