Magdalena Hirsch

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Magdalena Hirsch
Simon Polster

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magdalena.hirsch [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
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B 411
Research Fellow of the Research Unit

Research fields

Civil Society, Political Conflict, and Social Movements | Migration, Integration, and Intercultural Conflicts | Social Psychology

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Magdalena Hirsch is a research associate in the Department of Migration, Integration and Transnationalization. From 2017 to 2020, she was part of the bridging project "Against Above, Against Others: Sources of Democracy Criticism, Immigration Criticism and Right-Wing Populism". Her research interests lie in the areas of right-wing populism, xenophobia, and group processes. In her dissertation, she explores how right-wing populist attitudes are generated by societal threats, such as economic crises, climate change, and COVID-19. In particular, she examines whether authoritarianism and populism are a reaction to the loss of feelings of personal control.

since 1/2021

Research fellow in the research unit Migration, Integration, and Transnationalization

09/2021 - 12/2021

Visiting Scholar at Université de Montréal, CSI Laboratory

06/2017 - 12/2020

Research fellow at the bridging project "Democracy Critique, Immigration Critique and Right-Wing Populism"

09/2014-06/2017

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

Selected Publications

Hirsch, M. (2021). Machtlos, hilflos – überzeugt Extreme Einstellungen als Reaktion auf Kontrollverlust. WZB-Mitteilungen, 172, p. 39-41. https://bibliothek.wzb.eu/artikel/2021/f-24001.pdf

Hirsch, M., Veit, S., & Fritsche, I. (2021). Blaming immigrants to enhance control: Exploring the control-bolstering functions of causal attribution, in-group identification, and hierarchy enhancement. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 5:114–131. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts5.73

Giebler, H., Hirsch, M., Schürmann, B., & Veit, S. (2020). Discontent with what? Linking self-centered and society-centered discontent to populist party support. Political Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032321720932115

Giebler, H., Hirsch, M., Schürmann, B., Stoll, N., & Veit, S. (2019). Nicht ich, sondern wir! Gruppenbezogene Unzufriedenheit als zentrales Bindeglied zwischen populistischen Einstellungen und Wahlpotenzial für die AfD. In W. Schroeder & B. Weßels (Eds.), Smarte Spalter: Die AfD zwischen Bewegung und Parlament. Bonn: Dietz, J H: 81-104.

Hirsch, M., Verkuyten, M., & Yogeeswaran, K. (2018). To accept or not to accept: Level of moral concern impacts on tolerance of Muslim minority practices. British Journal of Social Psychology, 58(1), 196-210. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12284

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Magdalena Hirsch
Simon Polster

Contact

magdalena.hirsch [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
B 411