Lotta Rahlf

Lotta Rahlf

Researcher
Research Department:
Transnational Politics
Research Group Radicalization

Contact

E-Mail: rahlf@prif.org

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CV

Since 2023PhD Student in the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network VORTEX at PRIF
2023Researcher in the research project PrEval at PRIF
2022Intern at the Mobile Counseling Service against Right-Wing Extremism Berlin
2022Lord Sedwill Handa CSTPV Dissertation Prize
2022Research Associate at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, in the research project “Constraining Violence” (CREST)
2022Research Associate at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, in the Campbell study “Case manage­ment inter­ventions seeking to counter radicali­sation to violence”
2022MLitt Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
2021–2022Scholarship holder of the German Academic Exchange Service
2021B.A. International Relations and Inter­national Organization, Rijks­universiteit Groningen, Netherlands
2018–2023Scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation

Expertise

Lotta Rahlf is working on the following issues:

  • Radicalization
  • Right-wing extremist violence and movements
  • Terrorism
  • Conspiracy ideologies

Publications

Case management interventions seeking to counter radicalisation to violence and related forms of violence: A systematic review | 2024

Lewis, James / Marsden, Sarah / Cherney, Adrian / Rahlf, Lotta / Squires, Chloe / Peterschek, Anne (2024): Case management interventions seeking to counter radicalisation to violence and related forms of violence: A systematic review, in: Campbell Systematic Reviews, 20:2, DOI: 10.1002/cl2.1386.

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On the challenges of evaluating efforts to prevent a causally complex phenomenon such as violent extremism | 2024

Rahlf, Lotta (2024): On the challenges of evaluating efforts to prevent a causally complex phenomenon such as violent extremism, VORTEX Blog, 21.2.2024.

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Evaluating extremism prevention efforts: Insights from 14 countries | 2023

Rahlf, Lotta / Ebbecke, Sophia / Bressan, Sarah / Herz, Angela (2023): Evaluating extremism prevention efforts: Insights from 14 countries. Interview with the PrEval working package on International Monitoring, PrEval, 18.12.2023.

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Good Lives in Right-Wing Extremist Autobiographies | 2023

Rahlf, Lotta / Paalgard Munden, Hanna / Marsden, Sarah / Bhuiyan, Kamruzzaman / Rigault Arkhis, Hanna / Taylor, Aimee (2023): Good Lives in Right-Wing Extremist Autobiographies, 10.10.2023.

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From Democratic Resistance to Hostility against a “Covid-Regime” – Conspiracy Theories as Cross-Milieu Catalysts of Radicalization | 2023

Rahlf, Lotta (2023): From Democratic Resistance to Hostility against a “Covid-Regime” – Conspiracy Theories as Cross-Milieu Catalysts of Radicalization, in: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2023.2169894.

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End-to-End Encryption and Counterterrorism – Untying the Gordian Knot with State Hacking? | 2022

Lotta Rahlf, End-to-End Encryption and Counterterrorism – Untying the Gordian Knot with State Hacking?, St Andrews, Scotland: The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, 2022, 23, https://cstpv.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/research/occasional-papers/.

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Beyond Healthy Skepticism: Exploring German News Media Framing of Terrorism-Affiliated Women Returnees | 2021

Rahlf, Lotta (2021): Beyond Healthy Skepticism: Exploring German News Media Framing of Terrorism-Affiliated Women Returnees, in: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2021.2017395.

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Is the Nature of War Changing? Time to Avoid a Supposedly Unavoidable Question | 2021

Rahlf, Lotta (2021): Is the Nature of War Changing? Time to Avoid a Supposedly Unavoidable Question, 11.6.2021.

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