Alba María Kugelmeier López

Research Associate (Doctoral candidate) Alba María Kugelmeier Lopez

Faculty of Humanities
Institute II - Department of Political Science
Student advisor (Master)
Zschokkestr. 32, 39104 Magdeburg, G40-301
Sprechzeiten: Dienstags 15 - 16 Uhr nach vorheriger Anmeldung.

Alba María Kugelmeier López has been working as a research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Chair of Governance in the European Multilevel System at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg since October 2021. Her research revolves around feminist theories and gender equality policies, with a distinct focus on the Von der Leyen Commission. Presently, Alba's dissertation delves into the examination of the 'Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025' and the implementation of gender mainstreaming within the European Union.

Prior to her engagement at Otto von Guericke University, Alba worked as a research assistant at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. She holds a Master of Social Science in Leadership for Change: European and Global Politics from Tampere University, and she earned her BA degree in Sociology and Political Science from Goethe University.

She is accepting master's and bachelor's students' thesis proposals.

 Her range of courses includes:

• Applied Policy Analysis

• Introduction to Political Science Research on Europe

• The EU and Gender Equality

• Feminist Theory with an EU lens



• Academic advisor for the European Studies Master's program

• Program coordinator for the Bachelor's and Master's programs in European Studies

• Gender Equality Officer at the Faculty of Human Sciences


Work experience & Teaching

Since October 2021

Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg

Research assistant and doctoral candidate

05.2021 - 10.2021

Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

Research assistant

Course 'The EU and Gender Equality'

09.2020 - 05.2021

Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

Administrative assistant

05.2018 - 08.2018 

Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main


Seminar “Stadtkontraste-Visuelle Soziologie”

 01.2018 - 03.2018

Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main


Seminar “Propädeutikum der Soziologie”

 08.2017 - 12.2017

University of Lapland

Internship at the Internationalization Service

 10.2016 - 03.2017

Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main


Seminar “Propädeutikum der Soziologie”



 08.2018 - 11.2020

Tampere University

Leadership for Change (M.Soc.Sci)

Specialisation: European and Global Politics & Gender Studies

 09.2015 - 05.2016

University of Lapland

Study abroad Erasmus-scholarship

  Specialisation: Intercultural communication

10.2013 - 06.2018

Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

Sociology and Political Science (B.A.)   

  Specialisation: Sociology of Work & International Relations



  • German
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Finnish
Research focus
  • Gender equality policy in the European Union
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Europeanisation

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