Nicole Najemnik is a research assistant at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Management of North Rhine-Westphalia. She studied International Development with a focus on political science in Vienna, Ankara and Mexico City and finished her Master’s degree with high honors. Since 2016 she is a lecturer at the University of Cologne as well as the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.
Her core research interests are digital inequalities, cyber violence as well as digitalization and inclusion. In her PhD thesis she analyzes possible factors of success as well as barriers for women’s political online-participation using the example of the participatory budget in Wuppertal