BIGSSS, Jacobs University
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Regular Ph.D. Fellow, Field C, Cohort 2013
Anne Leiser graduated from Jacobs University Bremen with a B.A. in Intercultural Relations and Behavior in 2012. She wrote her thesis on "Freedom and identity: Their role in the perceived experiences of former right-wing extremists."
She continued with a one-year preparatory fellowship at BIGSSS, researching on right-wing extremism and radicalization processes and working closely with EXIT Deutschland. During this time she also studied Design Thinking at the Hasso-Plattner Institute in Potsdam.
She is enrolled as a regular fellow at BIGSSS, pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology in Field C ("Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts"). Her current research is on understanding the motivations for the use of Internet and the role of political Internet memes in public discourses and social movements.
- Internet memes and social media
- Political participation
- User-generated content and participatory culture
- Intercultural communication
- Prejudices and discrimination
- Radicalization processes
Political expression and Internet memes: Understanding politically motivated user-generated content