Magdalena Hirsch is a Ph.D. candidate and research fellow at the project ‘Democracy Critique, Immigration Critique and Right-Wing Populism’. Her research interests revolve around ethnic and cultural diversity, interethnic relations and xenophobia. At the WZB she aims at explaining the formation of populist attitudes by integrating insights from social psychology, sociology and political science. She is particularly interested in investigating whether populist attitudes are a consequence of personal uncertainty as populism provides clear and relatively simple answers to questions of identity, societal order and change.
Research fellow at the bridging project "Democracy Critique, Immigration Critique and Right-Wing Populism"
Double research master studies at Utrecht University, Netherlands
- M.Sc. "Social and Health Pychology"
- M.Sc. "Migration, Ethnic Relations, and Multiculturalism"
09/2011 - 06/2014
B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Political Science at Mannheim University, Germany
01/2013 - 06/2013
Erasmus exchange student at Bilgi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
06/2014 - 06/2017
Fellow at the German Academic Scholarship Foundation