Marius Sältzer appointed
Dr Marius Sältzer has been appointed Junior Professor of Digital Social Science at the Institute of Social Sciences. Before moving to Oldenburg, he conducted research as a postdoctoral researcher at the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.
Sältzer studied economics and political science in Mannheim and Hamburg. His doctoral dissertation, which he completed in 2021 at the University of Mannheim, dealt with methods for analysing the positions and priorities of politicians based on their posts on social media. As a postdoctoral researcher, he first took up a post at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and then moved to the Computational Social Science department at the GESIS Leibniz Institute.
Sältzer's research interests include party politics, political communication, social media and data science. He is particularly interested in how new data sources and machine learning – an AI method – can be employed in the social sciences. He uses these innovative methods among other things to analyse political communication on social media.