Carolyn Morgan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio (USA). With a specialization in comparative politics and political psychology, Carolyn is particularly interested in social survey research, voter behavior, political extremism, and group dynamics. Her dissertation uses an interdisciplinary and multi-method approach to investigate the political and psychological effects of right-wing extremism and anti-immigrant sentiment on immigrant communities and integration in Germany.
During her stay at WZB, Carolyn has conducted the first round of her dissertation fieldwork, spending time in Berlin, Rostock, and Stuttgart. Additionally, while in Berlin, she has met with immigrant community and organization leaders in order to gain a better understanding of the internal mechanisms of these structures and their influence on integration. Carolyn holds a BA in Political Science, International Studies, and Germanic Studies from Indiana University (Southeast) and a MA in Political Science from the University of Louisville. In 2010-2011, she was a Fulbright research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock.