Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Stephanie Gast Zepeda

Doctoral Student, Research Assistant


Stephanie is a research associate to the Gerhard Haniel Professor for Public Policy and International Development, Prof. Achim Kemmerling. She holds a B.A. in International Cultural and Business Studies from the University of Passau and an M.A. in International Political Economy from King’s College London. In her B.A. thesis she studied the association between cosmopolitanism and migration by correlating survey results from several countries with data on migrant stocks. For her M.A. thesis she analysed issue salience in public opinion, the European Parliament and EU legislation, for which she relied on Eurobarometer survey results and a unique dataset of topics modelled with Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA). Stephanie gained professional experience in the public and private sector through different international internships and fellowships, before joining the Willy Brandt School.

Courses taught at the Brandt School:

  • EPP: EU Economic Governance and the EU as a Global Actor (SS 2020)