Doctoral Candidate

BA, Philosophy, University of Leipzig

MA, Sociology, University of Mannheim

MA, Sociology, Univeristy of Chicago



My work uses quantitative and computational methods to study elite political action. My dissertation examines the relationship between state formation and the emergence of the first political parties in New York State between 1777 and 1820. I am particularly interested in the processes that tied political elites into the emerging party system, focusing on the role of social networks and political careers.


Rohr, Benjamin and John Levi Martin. 2021. "How (Not) to Control for Population Size in Ecological Analyses." Sociological Methods and Research.

Schoots, Jonathan, Benjamin Rohr, Katalin Prajda, and John F. Padgett. 2020. "Political Conflict and Revolt in Generational Time: The Florentine Consulte e Pratiche and Ciompi Revolt, 1376-1378." Poetics 78.

Padgett, John F., Katalin Prajda, Benjamin Rohr, and Jonathan Schoots. 2020. "Political Discussion and Debate in Narrative Time: The Florentine Consulte e Pratiche, 1376-1378." Poetics 78.