Ann-Cathrin Coenen

Doctoral Research Fellow - Metode, arbeids-, kultur- og sosialpsyk
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

  • (violent) extremism

  • normative and non-normative activism

  • (forced) migration and refugee integration

  • intergroup relations in general/in sports contexts specifically  

  • person x context interactions

  • political, cultural, and community psychology

PhD project

For my PhD, in a collaborative project with Jagiellonian University in Cracow, I investigate what drives some people to withdraw from political engagement and others to engage in (violent) extremist acts through a mixed methods approach.

Furthermore, I investigate the drivers behind the pro-/anti-immigration activist movements in Germany and why people remain engaged over time even when experiencing threats.



  • 2020 – present: PhD student; University of Oslo

  • 2017 - 2019: Joint Erasmus Mundus Master in the Psychology of Global MINDS; ISCTE-IUL, University of Limerick, & University of Oslo

  • 2014 - 2017: BA Liberal Arts and Sciences (Majors: Psychology & Law); University College Roosevelt


  • 2020: Contract researcher at Westfälische Wilhelms University, Germany

  • 2020: Blue book trainee at European Commission, Belgium

  • 2020: Independent research consultant at German Society for International Collaboration (GiZ), Indonesia/Germany

Tags: Political Psychology, Cultural and Community Psychology, Social Psychology


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Published Jan. 12, 2021 8:30 AM