Dr. Susanne Veit

Susanne Veit


veit [at] dezim-institut.de
Former Staff Member of the Research Department
Head of Thematic Area des Promotionskollegs

Research fields

Social Psychology | Migration, Integration, and Intercultural Conflicts | Ethno-cultural Diversity | Intergroup Contact | Trust and Cooperation | Discrimination on the Labor Market | Right-Winged Populism and Xenophobia | (Field) Experiments


seit 2021 Guest Researcher in Research Unit  Migration, Integration, Transnationalization (WZB)

since 2020 Co-Head of Cluster Data-Methods-Monitoring & Head of DeZIM.lab at DeZIM-Institute  (https://www.dezim-institut.de/das-dezim-institut/)

since 2017 Head of the WZB Bridging Project  "Against Others, Against Elites" (together with Heiko Giebler)
Doctoral Student: Magdalena Hirsch

since 2016 Head of Thematic Area Migration and Good Work in Doctoral program Good Work: Approaches to Shaping Tomorrow's World of Work
Doctoral Students: Esther Kroll, Franziska Kößler

2009 - 2010 Researcher in Research unit Migration, Integration, Transnationalization (WZB)

2008  Researcher in Department of School Education and School Development Research (FU Berlin)

2007 – 2008 Research assistant at the Psychological-psychotherapeutic Institute (University of Potsdam)




2014     Doctor of Psychology  (FU Berlin, "summa cum laude")

Dissertation thesis: "Ethnic Diversity and Cooperation: Causality, Linking Mechanisms, and Contexts" Supervisors: Bettina Hannover (FU Berlin) & Ruud Koopmans (WZB, HU Berlin)

2007      Diploma in Psychology (University of Potsdam, "with distinction")

Diploma thesis: "Dual identity - Way out or wrong track? A comparison of models on the example of the ethnic group of Bosniaks in Bosnia and Herzegovina "
Supervisor: Babara Krahé (University of Potsdam)

Study of Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and University of Potsdam

Recent publications

* shared first authorship - alphabetical order among first authors


Hirsch, M., Fritsche, I. & Veit, S. (forthcoming). Blaming immigrants to enhance control: Exploring the control-bolstering functions of causal attribution, ingroup identification and hierarchy enhancement. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology.

Veit, S., Arnu, H., Di Stasio, V., Yemane, R. & Coender, M. (2021). The „Big Two“ in hiring discrimination: Evidence from a cross-national field experiment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. DOI: 10.1177/0146167220982900

Di Stasio, V., Lancee B., Veit S. & Yemane R. (2021). Muslim by default or religious discrimination? Results from a set of harmonized field experiments. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 47(6), 1305-1326, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1622826. 

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. DOI: doi.org/10.1177/0032321720932115*

Kotzur, P. F., Veit, S., Namyslo, A., Holthausen, M.-A., Wagner, U., & Yemane, R. (2020). „Society thinks they are cold and/or incompetent, but I do not“: Stereotype content ratings depend on instructions and the social group’s location in the stereotype content space. British Journal of Social Psychology 59, 1018-1042.  DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12375

Koopmans, R., Veit, S. & Yemane, R. (2019). Taste or Statistics? A Correspondence Study of Ethnic, Racial and Religious Labour-Market Discrimination in Germany. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 42(16), S. 233-252.*

Hager, A. & Veit, S. (2019). Attitudes towards Asylum-Seekers: Evidence from Germany. Public Opinion Quarterly, 83(2), S. 412–422.*



Social cohesion in times of crisis  - the Corona pandemic and anti-Asian racism in Germany  
Researcher: Christoph Ngyuen (FU), Sabrina Mayer, Ralf Wölfer & Susanne Veit (all DEZIM-Institut), Kimiko Suda (HU),
Duration: 2020
Funding: Berlin University Alliance (BUA): Grand Challenges (at DeZIM-Insitut)

… aber türkische Frauen sind ganz anders. Ethnische und rassistische Stereotypen aus einer geschlechtsspezifischen und länderübergreifenden Perspektive
Researcher: Valentina di Stasio (Universität Utrecht),  Susanne Veit
Duration: 2020
Funding: BMFSFJ (at DeZIM-Institut)

Solidarität mit allen? Intergruppales Hilfeverhalten in Zeiten von Corona
Researcher: Ruta Yemane, Susanne Veit, Ralf Wölfer, Hannah Arnu, Lara Aithal (jeweils DeZIM-Institut), Jonas Rees (Universität Bielefeld)
Dauer: 2020
Förderung: BMFSFJ (at DeZIM-Institut)

Erstellung von Online Tools zur Messung impliziter Einstellungen und Verhalten
Researcher: Susanne Veit& Sabrina Mayer (DeZIM-Institut), Iniobong Essien (Feruniversität Hagen)
Duration: 2020
Funding: BMFSFJ (at DeZIM-Institut)

Inequalities in Health Care Access: a field experiment
Heads:  Jan Paul Heisig & Jianghong Li (both WZB), Ruta Yemane & Susanne Veit (both WZB & DeZIM-Insitut)
Duration: 2020
Funding:  WZB – Seed money / BMFSFJ (at DeZIM-Institut)

Stereotypes about immigrants: Warmth and Competence or Agency and Progressive Beliefs?
Heads: Dr. Susanne Veit, Ruta Yemane
Duration: since 2017
Funding: WZB

DIR - Against Elites, Against Outsiders: Sources of Democracy Critique, Immigration Critique, and Right-Wing Populism
WZB Bridging Project between MIT (Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans) & DD (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel)
Head: Dr. Heiko Giebler, Dr. Susanne Veit
Staff: Bejamin Schürmann, Magdalena Hirsch
Duration: 2017-2020
Funding: WZB

Doctoral Program „Good Work“:  Approaches to Shaping Tomorrow’s World of Work
Head: Jutta Allmendinger, Martin Ehlert, Lena Hipp, Martin Krzywdzinski, Susanne Veit, Sigurt Vitolis
Duration: 2016  -2019
Funding: Hans Böckler Foundation

Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration, and Markets (GEMM)
Head: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans,Dr. Susanne Veit
Staff: Ruta Yemane
Duration: 2015 - 2018
Funding: Horizon 2020 of the European Commission
Policy briefs Project report

German Public Opinion and the Refugee Crisis: Mechanisms of Support and Opposition
Head: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans, Prof. Jutta Allmendinger Ph.D.
Staff: Dr. Ines Michalowski, Ruth Katharina Ditlmann, Ph.D., Dr. Susanne Veit, Anselm Frieder Rink
Duration: 2015 - 2018
Funding: WZB

Ethnic Diversity and Cooperation. Causality, Linking Mechanisms, and Context (PhD project)
Head: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans
Staff: Dr. Susanne Veit
Duration: 2010 - 2014
Funding: WZB