Melina Lehning

Melina Lehning M.A.

Research Associate

Contact

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fax 06151 16-57472

Work S4|23 008
Landwehrstraße 50a
Post/Mail: Dolivostraße 15
64293 Darmstadt

Since October 2018 Melina Lehning has been working as a research associate in the section of the Institute of Political Science at the chair for “Methodology in Political Science and Philosophy of Science” headed by apl. Prof. Dr. Björn Egner. She is working for the German-Greek research project “Conditions for Institutional and Cultural Innovation in German and Greek cities”, Since April 2020, she has also been working at the chair “Transnational Governance” in the research project “How Europeans understand reciprocity, fairness and cohesion”. Both projects are funded by the BMBF.

Research Interests

  • Local Politics
  • Policy Analysis
  • Elections and electoral research
  • Political Party research
since 06/2021 Member of the team of Gender Equality Officers at the Department of Social and Historical Sciences, TU Darmstadt
since 04/2021 Research associate in the research project of the BMBF "How Europeans understand reciprocity, fairness and cohesion at the TU Darmstadt
10/2018-09/2021 Research associate in the German-Greek research project of the BMBF “Conditions for Institutional and Cultural Innovation in German and Greek cities” at the TU Darmstadt
05/2016-09/2018 Studies in Governance and Public Policy at TU Darmstadt, Degree: Master of Arts (with distinction), Thesis: “Between quota and path dependency. The political participation of women at the local level in a European comparison”
07/2017-12/2017 Research assistent at the Research Unit “Comparative Politics and European Integration” (Head: Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt) at the Institute of Political Science at TU Darmstadt
07/2017-12/2017 Research assistent at the Bologna Resource Center of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “EU in Global Dialogue” (CEDI), Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt and in the third-party project “Kopernikus: eNavi”, funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research
10/2015-09/2017 Research assistant for the project “Local Housing Policy in Germany”, lead by Prof. Dr. Björn Egner
07/2014-09/2017 Student Advisory Service at the Insitute of Political Science at TU Darmstadt
07/2014-09/2017 Research assistant at the research Unit “Methods of Political Science and Theories of Science” (Head: Prof. Dr. Björn Egner) at the Institute of Political Science at TU Darmstadt
04/2016 Studies in Political Science at TU Darmstadt, Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Thesis: “Does municipal size matter? An empirical analysis of the electoral probability of mayoral candidates in the municipalities of Hesse and Saxony”
10/2013-02/2014 Head of a tutorial on the introduction to scientific work

WS 2020/21 – Proseminar – „Methodology in Political Science and the Philosophy of Science I A/B“ (Wed., 11:40-13:10; Thu., 9:50-11:20, digital course)

SoSe 2020 – Seminar – „Local Politics and Administration“ (Thu., 9:50-11:20, digital course)

SoSe 2020 – Proseminar – „German Politics I“ (Tue., 11:40-13:10, digital course)

WS 2019/20 – Proseminar “German Politics I” (Wed., 11:40-13:10 – Room S422/6)

Egner, Björn ; Heinelt, Hubert ; Hlepas, Nikolaos-Komninos ; Koliastatis, Panos ; Lehning, Melina ; Timotheou, Alexia (2021):
Kommunikative Mechanismen, Narrativen und ihrer Wirkungen auf Innovationen. Eine vergleichende Analyse.
In: Bedingungen lokaler Innovationen. Zur Bedeutung von kommunikativen Mechanismen und lokalen Narrativen, pp. 209-254, Baden-Baden, Nomos, ISBN 978-3-8487-8218-5,
DOI: 10.5771/9783748926405-209,
[Book Section]

Hlepas, Nikolaos-Komninos ; Koliastasis, Panos ; Timotheou, Alexia ; Egner, Björn ; Heinelt, Hubert ; Terizakis, Georgios ; Kayser, Max A. ; Lehning, Melina (2020):
How can potential for innovation be mobilised in cities? A Practitioner’s Handbook.
[Report]

Hlepas, Nikos ; Koliastasis, Panos ; Timotheou, Alexia ; Egner, Björn ; Heinelt, Hubert ; Terizakis, Georgios ; Kayser, Max A. ; Lehning, Melina (2020):
Wie kann man in Städten Potenzial für Innovationen mobilisieren? Ein Praktikerhandbuch.
Darmstadt, [Report]

Lehning, Melina ; Kayser, Max A. (2020):
Conditions for innovation in German cities: the cases Offenbach am Main and Kassel in comparison.
In: Urban Research & Practice, Taylor & Francis, ISSN 1753-5069,
DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2020.1792970,
[Article]

Kayser, Max A. ; Lehning, Melina (2019):
Conditions for Institutional and Cultural Innovation in German Cities: The cases Offenbach am Main and Kassel in comparison.
In: Conference Paper presented at the EURA - UAA conference City Futures IV in Dublin, [Book Section]

Lehning, Melina
Egner, Björn (ed.) (2019):
Qualitative Inhaltsanalyse: Realismus in den IB.
In: utb basics, In: Methoden der Politikwissenschaft, pp. 87-109, München, UVK, ISBN 9783825252359,
[Book Section]