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Dr. Lena Masch

Dr. Lena Masch
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Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science

Center for Political Sociology of Germany

Research Associate in the CliWaC project

Ihnestr. 21
Room 101
14195 Berlin

Since April 2023 Research Associate at the Einstein Research unit „Climate and Water under Change“ (CliWaC), Center for Political Sociology of Germany, Freie Universität Berlin

2021 – 2023 Research Associate, Institute for Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2019 – 2021 Member of the academic council, Institute for Social Sciences, Politik II, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

2017 – 2019 Research Associate, Institute for Social Sciences, Soziologie I, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

2013 – 2016 Research Associate, Institute for Political Science, Universität Trier

Political Psychology

Political Attitudes

Political Socialisation

Selected Publications

  • Jedinger, A., Masch, L., & Burger, A. M. (2023). Cognitive Reflection and Endorsement of the “Great Replacement” Conspiracy Theory. Social Psychological Bulletin, 18, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.32872/spb.10825
  • Masch, L., Gassner, A., & Rosar, U. (2021). Can a beautiful smile win the vote?: The role of candidates’ physical attractiveness and facial expressions in elections. Politics and the Life Sciences 40(2), 213 – 223. https://doi.org/10.1017/pls.2021.17
  • Borucki, I., Masch, L., & Jakobs, S. (2021). Grundsätzlich bereit, aber doch nicht dabei-Eine Analyse der Mitarbeitsbereitschaft in Parteien anhand des Civic Voluntarism Models. Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 31(1), 25-56. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41358-021-00251-w
  • Masch, Lena. 2020. Politicians’ Expressions of Anger and Leadership Evaluations. Empirical Evidence from Germany. Nomos, Baden-Baden. doi: https://doi.org/10.5771/9783748906803.
  • Masch, Lena, & Gabriel, Oscar W. 2020. How Emotional Displays of Political Leaders Shape Citizen Attitudes: The Case of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. German Politics 29(2): 158–179. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09644008.2019.1657096
  • Renner, Anna-Maria, & Lena Masch. 2019. Emotional woman–rational man? Gender stereotypical emotional expressivity of German politicians in news broadcasts. Communications 44 (1): 81–103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/commun-2017-0048
  • Gabriel, Oscar W., & Lena Masch. 2017. Displays of emotion and citizen support for Merkel and Gysi: How emotional contagion affects evaluations of leadership. Politics and the Life Sciences 36(2): 80–103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/pls.2017.15