Benjamin Schürmann

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Portrait Benjamin Schürmann
Susann Städter

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benjamin.schuermann [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
B 004

Research fields

political communication | public opinion research | political participation | populist attitudes | methods of social science research

CV

Benjamin Schürmann is a Ph.D candidate and research fellow at the bridging project ‘Democracy Critique, Immigration Critique and Right-Wing Populism’ at the Berlin Social Science Center. His research focuses on the field of political communication; in particular, he investigates the interdependencies between the communication of populist actors, populist attitudes and the consequences for political participation.

 

since Oktober 2018
Doctoral Student at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

since May 2018
Communication Officer of the WZB Democracy Blog of the Department "Democracy and Democratization" and associated Social Media Accounts (twitter; facebook)

since June 2017
Research Fellow in the Bridging Project ‘Against Elites, Against Outsiders: Sources of Democracy Critique, Immigration Critique, and Right-Wing Populism’ (DIR), WZB Berlin Social Science Center

June 2016 to December 2016
Research Fellow in the Project ‘Odor Pollution and Health Consequences‘, Research Association Public Health, Technische Universität Dresden

February 2016 to May 2016
Short Term Grant, Graduate Academy, Technische Universität Dresden

February 2015 to September 2015
Research Fellow with teaching responsibilities (Public Opinion, Political Communication), Institute of Media and Communication, Technische Universität Dresden

May 2013 to July 2013
Project Assistant in the Project ‘Research-supporting Foundations in the Perception of their Stakeholders‘, Institute of Media and Communication, Technische Universität Dresden

November 2011 to April 2017
Administrator for Public Opinion Research, Centre for Methods in the Social Sciences, Technische Universität Dresden

 

2011-2014
M.A. Communication Studies, Technische Universität Dresden

2009
Semester Abroad, Social Science Research, Utrecht University

2007-2011
B.Sc. Social Science, Universität zu Köln

Selected Publications

Giebler, H.,  Hirsch, M., Schürmann, B, Stolle, D., & Veit, S. (2019). Populistisch wählen? Elitenkritik, Nostalgie und Krisenstimmung in den USA und DeutschlandWZB-Mitteilungen,164, p. 19-22.

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 (Hrsg.), Smarte Spalter: Die AfD zwischen Bewegung und Parlament (S. 81–104). Bonn: Dietz, J H.

Schürmann, B. (2016). Die Struktur politischer Online-Partizipation – Eine empirische Analyse der Nutzer von openPetition. In L. Leißner, H. Bause & L. Hagemeyer (Hrsg.), Politische Kommunikation - neue Phänomene, neue Perspektiven, neue Methoden (DFPK, Bd. 6, 1. Auflage, S. 69–88).

Image
Portrait Benjamin Schürmann
Susann Städter

Contact

benjamin.schuermann [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
B 004