assistant professor

University of Copenhagen

I am an Assistant Professor (tt) of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen at the Department of Political Science. My research interest lies at the intersection between  Political Sociology, Political Psychology, and Social  Policy Research with a strong focus on the comparative perspective.

Before I moved to Denmark, I have held a position as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bern. I completed my PhD  at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern in November 2013. I was part of the EU research project CUPESSE Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency: Family Values and Youth Unemployment representing the University of Bern team.   

Amongst others, my research has appeared in the European Political Science Review, Social Science Research, Political Studies, Journal of European Social Policy, Policy Studies Journal,  and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Please feel free to contact me: mail[at]carolinrapp.com


New Publications

My paper together with Karin Ingold and Markus Freitag on the influence of the Big Five personality traits on egocentric network structures in now out as online first in Social Science Research.



My paper on the immigrant participation gap is now out in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies as online first.


Cupesse Data

A paper describing our Cupesse data is now published at European Political Science.


Editorial Board

I am happy to serve as a member of the Editorial Board of the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.