Carolin ZorellTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303000
About Carolin Zorell
I am a Senior Lecturer at the Political Science department and I am affiliated with the University’s interdisciplinary Food & Health program. In the research project within this program 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, 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 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.