And the winners of the 2023 GESS Awards are ...

The GESS Awards commend outstanding research and teaching in the past academic year. It is with great pleasure that we announce this year's recipients.

The award for Best Interdisciplinary Research Proposal goes to innovative projects and collaboration across different disciplines. The winners of 2023 are Marc Mertens (CDSB), Anna Sokolova (CDSS) and Lara Többen (CDSS) for their project 'Master­ing the Tightrope Act: How Insights from Fluency Theory Inform Optimal Distinctiveness Theory and Measurement'.

The Teaching Awards of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences honor doctoral students' contributions to teaching and learning at the Business School, Department of Economics and the School of Social Sciences. This year’s winners are:

  • CDSB: Maximilian Beichert for his course 'Digital Strategy' held at the University of Mannheim within the ENGAGE.EU Joint Programme in Digital Transformation in the academic year 2022/2023
  • CDSE: Bjarne Horst for his teaching of 'Analysis und Lineare Algebra A' and 'E802 Advanced Macroeconomics II' held at the University of Mannheim in the academic year 2022/2023
  • CDSS: Marie-Therese Meye for her seminar 'Protests in Authoritarian Contexts' held at the University of Mannheim in the academic year 2022/2023

The CDSB Best Paper Award goes to Maximilian Beichert for his paper 'Revenue Generation through Influencer Marketing'.

This year’s winner of the CDSS Young Scholar Award is Johannes Lattmann for his project 'Next GESS – Career Talks for PhD and Master students with Industry, NGOs, and Policy Institutions'.

The recipient of the 2023 CDSS Publication of the Year Award is Oliver Rittmann for his publication 'Legislators' Emotional Engagement with Women's Issues: Gendered Patterns of Vocal Pitch in the German Bundestag'.

Congratulations to all award winners and their outstanding performance!