Dr. Rosa M. Navarrete

Postdoc and research assistant
Erasmus Coordinator
Building C5 3, Room 0.15
Phone: +49 681 302-2368



Since December 2022, Dr. Rosa M. Navarrete has been working as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Chair of Political Science with a focus on European Integration and International Relations in the Department of European Social Research at Saarland University.

Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at MZES (University of Mannheim), a research associate at the Chair of Comparative Government at the University of Mannheim, a research associate for the project "Democratic dissatisfaction in Southern Europe: the political consequences of the crisis" at the University of York and a research associate at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

She studied History (B.A. + M.A.) at the Complutense University of Madrid and completed her M.A. in Democracy and Government at the Autonomous University of Madrid. In 2019, she finished her PhD in Political Science at the University of Mannheim. In her dissertation, she studied the effect of left-right orientations on political behaviour. 

Her research interests include text-as-data methods, comparative politics, European politics, political behaviour and the impact of digitalisation on political attitudes. Her work has appeared in Electoral Studies, Party Politics, JEPOP, Comparative European Politics, European Politics and Society and Frontiers in Political Science.


Journal articles
  • Joan Enguer & Rosa M. Navarrete (2023): Protecting the climate to challenge the centre? Secessionism and climate policy preferences in Catalonia. Regional & Federal Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13597566.2023.2263834
  • Navarrete, Rosa M. (2021) From an economic crisis to a crisis of representation. The relationship between economic conditions, ideological congruence and electoral participation. Frontiers in Political Science. httsp://doi.org/10.3389/fpos.2021.719180 
  • Jurado, Ignacio and Rosa M. Navarrete (2021) Economic Crisis and Attitudes Towards Democracy: How Ideology Moderates Reactions to Economic Downturns. Frontiers in Political Science 3:685199. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpos.2021.685199 
  • Jurado, Ignacio, and Rosa M. Navarrete (2021): The Europeanization of national elections. The role of country characteristics in shaping EU issue voting. Electoral Studies, 71, issue June 2021, (article no. 102286). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2021.102286 
  • Navarrete, Rosa M. (2020) Go the distance: Left-Right orientations, partisanship and vote. European Politics and Society. (publ. online before print) https://doi.org/10.1080/23745118.2020.1801191
  • Navarrete, Rosa M. (2020): Ideological proximity and voter turnout in multi-level systems: evidence from Spain. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 30, issue 3, pp. 297-316. https://doi.org/10.1080/17457289.2020.1727485 
  • Navarrete, Rosa M., and Pablo Castillo-Ortiz (2020): Constitutional courts and citizens’ perceptions of judicial systems in Europe. Comparative European Politics, 18, issue 2, pp. 128–150. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41295-019-00154-9 
  • Debus, Marc, and Rosa M. Navarrete (2020): Do regional party primaries affect the ideological cohesion of political parties in multi-level systems? Evidence from Spain. Party Politics, 26, issue 6, pp. 770-782. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068818812200
Book chapters
  • Navarrete, Rosa M., Guillermo Cordero and Jaime Balaguer (2023) Religiosity and Ideology in Western Europe and the United States in: José Ramón Montero, Paolo Segatti and Kerman Calvo (eds.) Religious Voting in Western Democracies. Oxford University Press. https.//doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198807858.003.0006 
  • Navarrete, Rosa M. and Marc Debus (2023) The Importance of EU Issues in German Elections in: Marina Cosa Lobo (ed.) The Impact of EU Politicisation on Voting Behaviour in Europe.  London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-29187-6_8
  • Sanz, Alberto, Rosa M. Navarrete, Antonia Ruiz, José Ramón Montero (2021) Politicisation of Social Divides in: Hermann Schmitt, Paolo Segatti and Cees van der Eijk (eds.) Consequences of Context. How the Social, Political, and Economic Environment Affects Voting. London & New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / ECPR Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/ipo.2022.25
  • Montero, José Ramón, Alberto Sanz and Rosa M. Navarrete (2016): La democracia en tiempos de crisis: legitimidad, descontento y desafección en España. Pp. 15-65 in: José Castro, Augusto de la Vega (Eds.) Participación, Representación y Democracia: XII Congreso de la Asociación de Constitucionalistas de España. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch. https://doi.org/10.5944/rdp.101.2018.21961
  • Navarrete, Rosa M., Eder, Christina, Debus, Marc, & Schoen, Harald (2023). digilog@bw—Dynamics of Participation in the Era of Digitalisation. Use of digital media, political preferences and attitudes. Experiment. GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences. Data File Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.7802/2584.
  • Navarrete, Rosa M., Christina Eder, Marc Debus, Harald Schoen, and Chung-hong Chan. (2022) digilog@bw—Dynamics of Participation in the Era of Digitalisation. Cross-section May-June 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.7802/2459.
  • Navarrete, Rosa M., Christina Eder, Marc Debus, Harald Schoen, Chung-hong Chan, and Christof Wolf (2022) digilog@bw—Dynamics of Participation in the Era of Digitalisation. doi: https://doi.org/10.7802/2390.
Web publications