Dr. Helen Seitzer

FB 08: Sociology
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Institute for Intercultural and International Studies

Quantitative text analysis in social science; Social Network analysis; Multilevel regression modelling; diffusion analysis; international organizations; education policy; social inequality.

Helen Seitzer began her studies in educational science in Frankfurt in 2015, then acquired her master’s degree in educational research and educational psychology in Tübingen and completed her doctorate at the University of Bremen in 2021 on the topic of transnational education policy.

She is employed as a PostDoc in the project A05 “The global development dynamics of inclusiveness and scope of state education” of the Collaborative Research Center 1342 at the University of Bremen. She mainly teaches quantitative methods in different fields. Her research focuses on the historical development of different aspects of education policy. She specifically focuses on the education policymaking of international organizations. The implicit steering of national education policy through the development of urgencies in education policy through discourse in these IOs, as well as the legitimization of certain issues through this discourse is of particular interest. In this context, she mainly uses quantitative text analysis methods, as in the DSC-funded project on the knowledge production of international organizations. The aim of this project is to find out how the corpus of expertise develops within the OECD and later in other organizations (more info » here).

University of Bremen
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Unicom-Building (room 7.1100)
Mary-Somerville-Straße 9
28359 Bremen

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