I defended my PhD thesis, without corrections, in November 2016 at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe), University College Dublin, Ireland. Before arriving in Ireland, I did a MA in Political Science at Arkansas State University – Jonesboro and did an internship in the United Nations – New York City. I left Arkansas with an award for outstanding achievements in the field of Political Science and NYC with quite a lot of cool experiences in International Organizations.
I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, KU Leuven, where I work with Prof. Marc Hooghe and the 2019 Belgian Election Study. Previously I was at the at GESIS Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany, as GESIS Grant recipient where I work with Dr Quinlan on our project on Patrimonial Economic Voting. Prior to my arrival in Germany, I held research fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, where I work with Prof. Orit Kedar and her research team on a paper that investigates Individual Characteristics on the Economic Voter. I was an Occasional lecturer at University College Dublin, Ireland, where I taught a third year module ‘Democratic Transitions and After’ and where I tutored three undergraduate modules: ‘Analysing Politics’, ‘Comparative Politics II’, and ‘The Politics of Great Nations’. Also, as a Teaching Assistant, I have taught graduate level modules in ‘Inferential Statistics’ (MA level) and ‘Introductory Quantitative Methodology’ (PhD level). See more details in my CV (link at the bottom of the page).
I like to play with data and for this I use R, STATA and SPSS, but mainly R, I prefer R and… I am still new in Python. Some of the R scripts that I find useful (along with one of my tutorials) can be found here. A majority of my work is done using LaTeX and for coding I highly recommend Sublime.
My Curriculum Vitae is available here: CV Okolikj
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