Lena Röllicke

Photo Lena Röllicke
Valerie Schmidt


lena.roellicke [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
B 301
Research Fellow of the Research Department

Research fields

Affective Polarisation | Democratic Theory | Qualitative Methods | Political Psychology | Political Ideologies

Lena Röllicke is a doctoral researcher at the Global Governance unit and the SCRIPTS-projects "Towards a Typology of Contestations" and PhD Affiliate at the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS). In her PhD, she works on dynamics of affective polarisation in liberal democracies, using both  theoretical-conceptual approaches and qualitative methods (interviews, qualitative text analysis, participant observation). 

Previously, she worked as a student assistant in the GLES-project in the department for Democracy and Democratization, in the European Cities and Neighbourhood Project, and as a Junior Teaching Fellow at University College Maastricht. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Political Philosophy from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and a Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Maastricht (with an exchange semester at University College London). 

Selected Publications

Röllicke, L. (2023). Polarisation, identity and affect - conceptualising affective polarisation in multi-party systems. Electoral Studies, 85, 102655. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2023.102655