Dr. Sebastian Hellmeier
Sebastian Hellmeier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the research unit Transformations of Democracy at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and a Research Associate at the Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-Dem) in Gothenburg. Prior to joining the WZB, he was a Postdoc at the University of Gothenburg and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Konstanz, where he worked on the Mass Mobilization in Autocracies Database (MMAD).
His research interests include autocratization processes, political protest and contentious politics as well as the comparative study of authoritarian regimes using quantitative methods. Results from his research have been published in Comparative Political Studies, Political Communication, European Journal of Political Research, European Journal of International Relations, Democratization and Political Science Research and Methods.
Since 2022, Sebastian Hellmeier is a member of the Junge Akademie supported by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
Hellmeier, Sebastian/Johannes Vüllers (2021). "Does Counter-Mobilization Contain Right-wing Populist Movements? Evidence from Germany." In: European Journal of Political Research. Online first.
Hellmeier, Sebastian (2020). "How Foreign Pressure Affects Mass Mobilization in Favor of Authoritarian Regimes." In: European Journal of International Relations, 27 (2): 450-477.
Hellmeier, Sebastian/Nils B. Weidmann (2020). "Pulling the Strings? The Strategic Use of Pro-Government Mobilization in Authoritarian Regimes." Comparative Political Studies, 53 (1): 71-108.
Hellmeier, Sebastian/Nils B. Weidmann/Espen G. Rød. (2018). In the Spotlight: Analyzing Sequential Attention Effects in Protest Reporting." Political Communication, 35 (4): 587-611.