Lisa Zehnter

Lisa Zehnter
Martina Sander


lisa.zehnter [at]
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
B 215
Research Fellow of the

Lisa Zehnter is a doctoral researcher in the Manifesto Project, which collects data on party preferences and positions by analyzing election manifestos in over 60 countries.  Her research focuses on populism, political communication and computer-assisted text analysis.

She is writing her doctoral thesis on populist political communication at the Humboldt University in Berlin.Previously, she graduated with a Master of Arts in Social Sciences at the Humboldt University in Berlin.She also completed her bachelor's degree in German literature and social sciences there and during a semester abroad at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

Selected Publications

Lehmann, Pola/ Zehnter, Lisa (2022): "The Self-Proclaimed Defender of Freedom. The AfD and the Pandemic". In: Government and Opposition, advance access, 30.03.2022, online:
Zehnter, Lisa/Schwichtenberg, Leonie (2021): "Das Wahlprogramm der Alternative für Deutschland zur Bundestagswahl 2021. Wie 'normal' ist die AfD?". In: WZB Democracy Blog, 02.08.2021.
Burst, Tobias/Ivanusch, Christoph/Lehmann, Pola/Regel, Sven/Zehnter, Lisa (2021): "Rot-Grün-Rot passt am besten zusammen". In: ZEIT online, 19.09.2021.
Burst, Tobias/Lehmann, Pola/Regel, Sven/Zehnter, Lisa (2021): One Election, Six Visions for Germany. The Parties’ Manifestos for the 2021 General Election. Study Series. Bonn: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. (auch erschienen in deutscher Sprache)