Daniela Sirinic was a visiting member of the Department of Political Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2013-2014. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Zagreb and an MA in Comparative Politics from the Central European University in Hungary. Since 2009 Daniela is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics at the Central European University. In 2011 she was hired as a research fellow and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb where she is currently employed and teaches Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods for Media Audiences.
Her research interests include social science methodology and comparative approaches in analyzing citizen-elite linkages. Her PhD thesis asks whether inequalities in political representation follow from inequalities in political participation. Specifically, she examines the problem of unequal political participation of young adults and its spill over effects on substantive representation of this group in the society. The extent to which the political inequality in participation affects the inequality in representation should indicate whether the sources of political inequality are to be searched for within institutional opportunities or outside of the narrow political process.