Since spring 2018, Carolin Herrmann is working as a research assistant in the newly founded Centre for Civil Society Research for the DFG project "European Elections and Political Conflict Structuring" under the direction of Prof. Dr. Edgar Grande. In cooperation with the LMU Munich, the connection between electoral linkage and the structuring of political conflicts in European elections are studied empirically on the basis of media analyses, panel data and European election programmes.
Prior to this, Carolin Herrmann was a research assistant at the Manifesto Research Project on Political Representation (MARPOR) in the Department of Democracy and Democratization at the WZB from 2016, where she had already worked as a student assistant since autumn 2015. She completed her master's degree in political science at the FU-Berlin in 2018 with a thesis on the changes in policy preferences in German migration and integration policy in connection with the refugee crisis. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Romance Studies/Spanish Philology and Politics and Administration from the University of Potsdam.