PRIF welcomes Nicole Doerr from the University of Copenhagen as a visiting professor. During her stay from January to June 2023, she will collaborate with ConTrust scientists at PRIF and at Goethe University. At the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Sociology, she directs the CoMMonS Research Centre for Political Mobilisation and Social Movement Studies.
Nicole Doerr's primary research interest is a comparative perspective on democracy and gender, civil society and conflicts around green transition, migration, religious and cultural diversity. She conducted comparative ethnographic research on questions of power and inequality within democratic participation and deliberative processes in citizen assemblies in Germany, the United States, the UK, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, and Turkey. In collaboration with computer scientists, Nicole Doerr studies social movements and contentious public debates about gender, race/ethnicity and climate politics across countries. She combines critical qualitatitive methods for the visual and linguistic digital analysis of big data.
Her recent publications include, amongst numerous journal articles, her 2018 book “Political Translation–How Social Movement Democracies Survive” (Cambridge University Press).