Astrid Wolter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies (main emphasis: Social Sciences, Literary Studies) and a Master of Arts in European Studies (main emphasis: Politics) from European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).
During her studies she gained practical experiences through internships at the German Bundestag, the German-Chilean newspaper Cóndor in Santiago de Chile and the Goethe Institute Copenhagen. She also worked as a student assistant at the North German Broadcasting Service in Hamburg and as a Research Assistant to Prof. Beichelt at European University Viadrina. Furthermore she was a fellow of Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst and of a special career programme for women of the Cusanuswerk.
Her dissertation project is supported by an Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship of the state Berlin. Moreover, she is a Research Associate with the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, a joint endeavour of the Free University Berlin, the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and the Hertie School of Governance. Also, she is a mentee in the DREAM Mentoring program of the Dahlem Research School (DRS).