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The research unit Sociology of Emotion analyzes emotion and affect in the context of politics, culture, and social structure. Our current research focuses on social cohesion, political populism and polarisation, along with literature, politics, the public sphere, and civil society dynamics. We investigate these topics together with researchers from other disciplines, for instance in the CRC Affective Societies and the Berlin University Alliance: Grand Challenges project Interaction in Civil Society.



Politics of Grievance and Democratic Governance

Contentious emotions? How emotion repertoires are negotiated and established in Germany’s literary and political public sphere

Social Cohesion and Civil Society

Interaction Dynamics in Times of Disruption

Expectations on Artistic Intervention:

An investigation of self-conceptions, practices, and receptions

Completed Projects