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Dr. Giuseppe Pietrantuono


Department of Sociology

Research Associate and Lecturer

Garystr. 55
Room 319
14195 Berlin

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin and a research affiliate of the Immigration Policy Lab at ETH Zurich. Previously, I was employed at University of Göttingen's Institute of Sociology and by the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). I received my PhD from the University of Mannheim's Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences and was a visiting scholar at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and at the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics (LSE). During my doctoral studies, I worked at the Chair for Sociological Methodology at the University of Mannheim and the University of Zurich's Department of Political Science.

My research focuses on understanding how migration policy can foster or hinder integration and politically backlash into the host country's society by combining qualitative and quantitative data on the individual level and large-scale registry data. I integrate political science and sociology into my research, leveraging (quasi-) experimental research designs.

Public Policy

Factors Affecting Language Acquisition in the Institutionalized Setting of the German Integration Course, in: Mallows, David & Glenn S. Levine (eds.) Language Learning of Migrants in Europe: Theoretical, Empirical, and Policy Issue (forthcoming) (with Anna Tissot, Nina Rother, Andreea Baier, & Johannes Croisier)

Attitudes Towards Highly-Skilled and Low-Skilled Immigration in Europe: A Survey Experiment in 15 European Countries, European Journal of Political Research, 57(4): 1009–1030, 2018 (with Elias Naumann & Lukas Stoetzer)

Catalyst or Crown: Does Naturalization Promote the Long-Term Social Integration of Immigrants? American Political Science Review 111(2): 256–276, 2017 (with Jens Hainmueller & Dominik Hangartner)

Naturalization Fosters the Long-Term Political Integration of Immigrants, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 112(41): 12651–12656, 2015 (with Jens Hainmueller & Dominik Hangartner)