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Carolin Zorell

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303000

Room: F2239

Carolin Zorell

Research Subject

Research environments

  • Center for Environmental and Sustainability Social Science (CESSS)

About Carolin Zorell

I am a Postdoctoral researcher involved in the University’s interdisciplinary Food & Health program. In the project, I investigate the preconditions and dynamics of political consumerism, with special reference to food consumption and sustainability.

In my research, I connect insights from Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Economics, driven by the motivation to gain a better understanding of whether, when and in what ways people participate in politics. In particular, I am concerned with the inquiry of how context, self-perceptions and peer-group influences form political consumerism and sustainable behaviors. For this purpose, I use a combination of different methodological approaches, including quantitative surveys, qualitative interviews, experiments and comparative methods.

Before starting as Postdoctoral researcher at Örebro University, I studied International Business at the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (2006-2010), followed by a Master and Doctorate in Political Science at the University of Mannheim and Essex University (2010-2016). Afterwards, I worked as a researcher in various projects located at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Siegen (2016-2018) and as Lecturer in Political Sociology at the University of Mannheim (2018-2019). Furthermore, I have been Research Associate at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research since 2018.

Research Projects



Articles in journals |  Books |  Chapters in books | 

Articles in journals


Chapters in books

van Deth, J. W. & Zorell, C. (2019). Politischer Protest und Konsum. In: Thorsten Faas, Oscar W. Gabriel, and Jürgen Maier, Handbuch der politikwissenschaftlichen Einstellungs- und Verhaltensforschung. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.