To support research and teaching at our chair, we are looking for student assistants with or without a degree as soon as possible. You can find the job description here: Student assistant



Our Team


Christine Kolb
Professur f. Digital Government and Information Technology / Lehrstuhl für Vergleichende Verwaltungswissen - Sekretariat

vorm.02 - nachm.204
Centre of Digital Government / Forschungsgebäude
vorm. 06232 / 654-131 - nachm. 06232 / 654-321
Further information

I have been a member of our university's staff at the Department of Public Business Administration for several years and now I also support Dr. Vogeler's chair in the field of Comparative Public Administration and Policy Analysis.

In addition to my assistant duties, I am committed to a family-friendly university with my work on the compatibility of family and career at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer.

Research Associate

Dr. Johanna Künzler
Lehrstuhl für Vergleichende Verwaltungswissenschaft und Policy-Analyse - Wiss. Mitarbeiterin

06232 / 654-263
Further Information

Johanna Kuenzler has been working as a research associate at the Chair of Comparative Public Administration and Policy Analysis at the University of Speyer since May 2022. Previously, she was employed as a research and teaching assistant at the KPM Center for Public Management at the University of Bern, where she also completed her PhD. Johanna Kuenzler's research examines the policy process, in particular the areas of agenda setting, decision making and implementation. She uses various theoretical approaches for this purpose, with a focus on the Narrative Policy Framework, which she also refines on a theoretical level. Johanna Kuenzler is also interested in other political science and public administration issues; for example, she wrote her dissertation on the topic of the reputation of public organizations. Methodologically, Johanna Kuenzler's expertise lies in qualitative approaches and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA).

Johanna Kuenzler is working on the DFG-funded research project "TIER: Determinants and international variance of animal welfare policy".





PhD. In Administrative Sciences (Dr. admin. publ.) at the University of Bern

Thesis „Investigating the Emergence of a Negative Organizational Reputation“, conducted within the Swiss National Research Program 76. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Fritz Sager


Master program at the University of Bern, Master of Arts in Comparative and Swiss Politics


Bachelor program at the University of Bern, Major: German Language and Literature, Minor: Political Science


Higher School Certificate at the academic high school Kirchenfeld Bern






Research and teaching assistant for the professorship of political science at teh KPM Center for Public Management, University of Bern


Tutorial assistant at the Swiss Political Yearbook (Année Politique Suisse), Institute for Political Science, University of Bern


Publications (selection):


Stauffer, Bettina, Sager, Fritz und Johanna Kuenzler (2023). Public agency resilience in times of democratic backsliding: Structure, collaboration and professional standards. Governance, early online: 1-20. DOI:


Schlaufer, Caroline, Kuenzler, Johanna, Jones, Michael D. und Shanahan, Elizabeth A. (2022). The Narrative Policy Framework: A Traveler’s Guide to Policy Stories. Politische Vierteljahresschrift, early online: 1-25. DOI:


Kuenzler, Johanna (2021). “From zero to villain: Applying narrative analysis in research on organizational reputation”. European Policy Analysis, 7(S2): 405-424. DOI:


Kaufmann, David, Kuenzler, Johanna und Fritz Sager (2020). “How (Not) to Design and Implement a Large-Scale, Interdisciplinary Research Infrastructure”. Science and Public Policy, 47(6): 818-828. DOI:


Hildbrand, Leandra, Stauffer, Bettina, Sager, Fritz und Johanna Kuenzler (2020). “Erzählungen des

Kindes- und Erwachsenenschutzes: Eine Anwendung und Erweiterung des Narrative Policy Frameworks”. Swiss Political Science Review, 26(2): 181-205. DOI:

Kuenzler, Johanna (2018). “Under which configurations of streams do states learn? The adoption of tobacco advertisement bans in the Swiss case as MSF decision”, in Claire DUNLOP et al. (Hrsg.). Learning in Public Policy: Analysis, Modes and Outcomes. Basingstoke (UK): Palgrave Macmillan, 267-294.

Johanna Kuenzlers Orcid ID:

Johanna Kuenzler auf Twitter: @jo_kuenzler

Johanna Kuenzler auf Researchgate:

Research Associate


Natalia Ohm
Natalia is studying Social Sciences at the Technical University of Braunschweig with a focus on Political Science. She is currently on a one-year study visit to Sciences Politique Toulouse.


Johanna Amend

Johanna completed her Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Law at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in "Politics & Technology" at the Technical University of Munich. Her interests are mainly in the field of sustainability and energy policy.


Former Employees

Dr. Johanna Hornung, mail:

Anne-Marie Parth, mail:

Titian Gohl