I regularly comment on contemporary politics in international media outlets like the Washington Post Monkey Cage, Associated Press, Le Figaro, or Infobae. In addition, I have been using my platform to advocate for electoral rights of immigrant-origin citizens in Germany in particular working on migration data related projects with the NGO Citizens for Europe and Corellaid. You can find a selection of public media engagement in different outlets below.

The Washington Post – Monkey Cage:

Marc Debus, Thorsten Faas, Julius Lagodny Angela Merkel’s bloc lost ground in Sunday’s election. So who
, 9/30/21.

Peter K. Enns, & Julius Lagodny: We predicted States Biden would win 100 days before Election, 11/12/2020

Thomas Davidson & Julius Lagodny: Germany’s far-right party AfD won the Facebook battle. By a lot. 09/26/17

Peter K. Enns, Jonathon P. Schuldt, Julius Lagodny, & Alexander Rauter: Why the polls missed in 2016: Was it shy Trump supporters after all? 12/13/2016

Other Media engagement:

Germany’s diversity shows as immigrants run for parliament, Interview cited in Associated Press by Kirsten Grieshaber 9/22/2021.Also published (among others) in: The Washington Post, ABC News, New India Express (India), or the Mainichi (Japan).

Quoted in Infobae on why the polls did not predict such a close race, 11/08/2020

Cited in Le Figaro L’économie pèsera-t-elle lourd dans l’élection américaine?, 25/10/2020.

Interview with Marktforschung.de on the Presidential Elections 2020, 10/29/2020

Press Conference with Türkische Gemeinde Deutschland and Citizens for Europe for policy paper on the voting potential of immigrant-origin citizens (in German)

Other Publications:

Gyamerah, Daniel; Lagodny, Julius; Leininger, Arndt und Yıldırım-Caliman, Deniz (2021): Advocating for Inclusion Policy Brief 2 — September 2021, Wähler*innen mit Migrationshintergrund als wahlentscheidender Faktor: Ihr potentieller Einfluss auf die Bundestagswahl 2021. Citizens For Europe (CFE) (Hrsg.), Berlin. (transl: Voters with a migration background as an electorally decisive factor. Their potential influence on the 2021 Bundestag Election)

Online IPW Vienna University Lecture: The Impact of Racist Political Campaigning on Minorities and Migrants:

I presented collaborative work on the effects of racist campaigning on perceptions of immigrants in the US and Canada with Randy Besco, Sergio Garcia-Rios, Nazita Lajevardi, Kassra Oskooii, and Erin Tolley at the IPW lecture of Vienna University.

Summary: In light of increasing overt forms of racism in political campaign this presentation looks at the effects of this campaigning on racialized minority groups themselves. The presentation is based on a research project that investigates the effects of racist political campaigning on the political behavior of ethno-cultural minorities in the US and Canada. It shines light on how and when racist rhetoric in political campaign ads affect respondents’ vote intentions, vote enthusiasm, and political interest. The project relies on survey experiments with American Latinx in the US and South-Asians in Canada, as well as control experiments with white natives. The project results highlight the resilience of minoritized groups and suggest they respond to political attacks by increased political mobilization, actively responding to racist attacks rather than choosing a strategy of avoidance.