Gesine Höltmann

Gesine Höltmann
Martina Sander


gesine.hoeltmann [at]
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

Gesine Höltmann is a doctoral researcher at the Center for Civil Society Research. She is involved with the SolZiv project “The Potentials of Civil Society: Solidarity and Crisis Management”, which examines the role of civil society during the Corona crisis, as well as the impact of the crisis on civic engagement and civil society actors.

Previously, she has worked for the civil society organization “More in Common”, researching dynamics of polarization and social cohesion in Germany and the impact of the Corona crisis on societal dynamics in several European countries. Gesine Höltmann holds a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Maastricht University. She spent time abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the University of Toronto.

Selected Publications

Gesine Höltmann, Swen Hutter & Jule Specht. (2023). How social capital matters for receiving social support: on the complementary role of civil society in the COVID-19 pandemic. European Societies. online first.

Gesine Höltmann, Swen Hutter & Charlotte Rößler-Prokhorenko. (2022). Solidarität und Protest in der Zeitenwende. Reaktionen der Zivilgesellschaft auf den Ukraine-Krieg. WZB Discussion Paper. 

Charlotte Rößler-Prokhorenko, Swen Hutter & Gesine Höltmann. (2022). Die Resilienz der Helfenden. Wie Vereine und Initiativen durch die Pandemie kamen. WZB Mitteilungen. 

Höltmann, Gesine; Hutter, Swen. (2021). Viel Hilfsbereitschaft, viel Protest. Polarisierung und Zusammenhalt liegen in der Pandemie nah beieinander. WZB Mitteilungen: Polarisierung und Gesellschaft.