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 control deprivation motivates populist attitudes and political polarization.
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
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12284