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Clara Goerlich

I grew up in Heidelberg, where I attended a German-French bilingual high school. In 2019 I completed my bachelor's degree at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz (Germany), after having spent a semester at Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland). I pursued my academic education in a double degree master's program with a focus on International Relations and European Integration at the University of Konstanz. With the Covid pandemic making it impossible for me to begin my long-sought study at Rutgers University (USA), I seized the opportunity to add a new dimension to my studies by obtaining a master's degree in European Governance at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in 2021. The University of Konstanz and Rutgers University made it possible for me to enroll in the Women and Politics program in the academic year 2021/22 as part of the double degree exchange program, supported by a DAAD scholarship. Throughout my studies I have completed several internships, such as at the European Trade Union Institute (Belgium, Brussels), the European Institute of Public Administration (Spain, Barcelona), the Ministry of Education Baden-Württemberg (Germany, Stuttgart), and the environmental organization The Nature Conservancy (Australia, Brisbane). Volunteer work is really important to me; I was also involved as a student representative in the selection committee of the "Deutschlandstipendium"-scholarship and as an Education Mentor in various refugee projects.

Year in Program

Master's Student

Minor Fields

Not applicable

Areas of Interest

European Union
Social Activism
Women's Rights
Participatory Democracy
Political Representation

Recent Publications

Goerlich, C. & Vis, B. (2022). Working time reduction – back on the agenda? An analysis of its current promotion in three European countries [Unpublished manuscript].

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