Dr. Teresa Völker

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B. Ludewig

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teresa.voelker [at] wzb.eu
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Research Fellow of the

Teresa Völker is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Civil Society Research.  She researches political communication, political parties and protest in contemporary democracies, with a special focus on far-right politics. She previously worked at the WZB Protest-Monitoring, a project on protest and political radicalisation in Germany, and at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG).

Her PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin dealt with the mainstreaming of the far right and the effects of Islamist and right-wing violence on public debates and public opinion. She holds a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the Humboldt University and King’s College London and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Sociology and Media and Communication from Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf and Università degli Studi di Milano.

Methodologically, she combines quantitative and qualitative approaches (e.g. network analysis, text as data, survey experiments, interviews).

Selected Publications

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2024
Völker, Teresa/Saldivia Gonzatti, Daniel (2024): "Discourse Networks of the Far Right. How Far-Right Actors Become Mainstream in Public Debates". In: Political Communication, Vol. 41, No. 3, S. 353-372. (vorab online publiziert 22.02.2024)
2023
Völker, Teresa (2023): "The Drivers of Far-Right Mainstreaming in Public Debates". In: OxPol - The Oxford University Politics Blog, 13.12.2024.
Völker, Teresa (2023): "How Terrorist Attacks Distort Public Debates. A Comparative Study of Right-wing and Islamist Extremism". In: Journal of European Public Policy, advance access, 19.10.2023, online: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2023.2269194.
2022
Völker, Teresa (2022): "Terror und Öffentlichkeit. Auf rechtsextreme und islamistische Anschläge wird unterschiedlich reagiert". In: WZB-Mitteilungen, H. 2=Nr. 176, S. 6-9.
2021
Grande, Edgar/Hutter, Swen/Koopmans, Ruud/Hunger, Sophia/Kanol, Eylem/Saldivia Gonzatti, Daniel/Völker, Teresa (2021): "Politischer Protest und Radikalisierung". In: Uwe Kemmesies/Peter Wetzels/Beatrix Austin/Axel Dessecker/Edgar Grande/Isabel Kusche/Diana Rieger (Hg.): MOTRA-Monitor 2020. Wiesbaden: Bundeskriminalamt - Forschungsstelle Terrorismus/Extremismus, S. 130-147.
Hunger, Sophia/Völker, Teresa/Saldivia Gonzatti, Daniel (2021): "Der Verlust der Vielfalt. Die Corona-Proteste in Deutschland werden durch eine radikale Minderheit geprägt". In: WZB-Mitteilungen, H. 172, S. 30-32.