Marius Sältzer

Marius Sältzer

Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor, TT)

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Welcome! I am Marius, and I’m a professor of digital social science at the University of Oldenburg.

My research revolves around the dimensions of political conflict. What issues matter for the public, political parties and their constituencies? To answer these questions I study political communication of legislators, parties and other key political actors.

My dissertation is about how political elites use social media: are they using it to signal their positions and priorities to the electorate? Are they influenced by the medium itself?

Beyond that I am also interested in public opinion, in particular how to measure preferences of voters and social media users.


  • Party Politics
  • Intra-party heterogeneity
  • Legislative Behavior
  • Political Communication
  • Social Media
  • Text as Data
  • Data Science


  • PhD Political Science, 2017 - 2021

    CDSS Mannhheim (Marc Debus)

  • MA Comparative Politics, 2017

    Universität Hamburg

  • BA Political Science, 2015

    Universität Hamburg

  • BSc Economics, 2012

    Universtität Mannheim