• Madalena dos Reis Gonçalves
  • Madalena dos Reis Gonçalves
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  • Degree(s): BA, Political Science, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany; MA, Political Science, United Nations and Global Policy Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and MA in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Languages: German, English, Portuguese and Proficient in Italian

Madalena dos Reis Gonçalves is a Fulbright scholar obtaining a double Master’s degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and the University of Konstanz. Madalena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Bamberg. She gained further international academic experience as an exchange student at the National University of Ireland in Galway as well as a visiting student at the University of Zurich.

Her research interests focus on International Relations and European Politics with increasing interest in the field of Lobbying and Organized Interests. Hence, she writes her Master thesis on interest groups as source cues using data gathered during her studies at Rutgers. Madalena successfully completed courses from the UNMA as well as the Political Science PhD program at Rutgers which allowed her to gain practical insights in the field and to deepen her methodological expertise. Furthermore, she took part in the Rutgers-Princeton exchange program and worked as a research assistant for Prof. Beth Leech at the Political Science Department.

Madalena was a student assistant at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences from May 2018 until August 2019, where she managed the Graduate School’s social media accounts. She is a former intern of the Ipsos Group S.A. in Hamburg, the world’s third largest research agency, and the Nuremberg Center for Human Rights (NMRZ), a human rights organization in Germany. As an active member of the student group “Arbeitskreis Politikwissenschaft (AK Pol)” of the University of Bamberg, Madalena organized study trips and guest lectures for her fellow students. She carried forward her social commitment to the University of Konstanz, where she served as Event Manager of the University’s delegation of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), a pan-European student organization dedicated to foster cultural understanding.

Madalena is fluent in German and English and learned Portuguese autodidactically. She has basic knowledge of Italian.