CV – Friederike Richter

Academic career

  • Since October 2015: Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, Sciences Po, Paris. Title of doctoral thesis: "Guns versus butter? The politics of attention in defence policy". Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Martial Foucault (Sciences Po (CEVIPOF)) and Prof. Dr. Emiliano Grossman (Sciences Po (CEE)).
  • September 2012 - September 2014: Master of Arts (M.A.) in "Contemporary European Studies: Politics, Policy and Society (Euromasters)", University of Bath and Sciences Po, Paris. Passed with distinction.
  • September 2009 - September 2012: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in "Economics and Social Sciences", Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Semester abroad at the Université de Lausanne and the University of Washington, Seattle. Passed with distinction.


Work and project experience

  • Since June 2021: Research Associate, Universität der Bundeswehr Munich, Chair of Political Science with special focus on domestic politics and comparative government.
  • January 2021 - June 2022: Research project "Public opinion, democratic accountability and evaluation of defence: Towards a new comparative research agenda" (OPIDEF). With Prof. Dr. Lou Safra (Sciences Po, CEVIPOF) and Dr. Cyrille Thiébaut (Université de Cergy-Pontoise). Funded by the Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d'évaluation des politiques publiques (LIEPP).
  • March 2020 - May 2021: Research Associate, Chaire Économie de Défense, Paris.
  • December 2017 - March 2018: Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Department of Government.
  • October 2017: Visiting scholar at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
  • October 2015 - December 2019: Research Associate, Sciences Po (CEVIPOF), Paris.
  • March 2015 - July 2015: Junior Consultant, Kreab, Brussels.
  • October 2014 - February 2015: Trainee, European Commission, DG Education and Culture (EAC), Brussels.
  • April 2014 - June 2014: Research Associate, Institut de recherche stratégique de l'École militaire (IRSEM), Paris.
  • October 2010 - January 2011: Research Associate, Université de Lausanne, Centre Walras Pareto.



  • German: mother tongue
  • English, French, Italian: fluent
  • Spanish: basic knowledge


Technical skills

  • Iramuteq, TXM
  • LaTeX
  • R, STATA
  • Qualtrics