Sebastian Hellmeier

Political Science
Year 2022

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

Transformationen der Demokratie

Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

Portrait of Sebastian Hellmeier. He smiles, has reddish-blond hair and blue eyes.
Photo: David Ausserhofer

Research areas

  • Authoritarian regimes

  • Protests and contentious politics

  • Democratisation and autocratisation


  • since 6/2021
    Postdoc, Berlin Social Science Center, Research Unit Transformations of Democracy

  • 09/2019-05/2021
    Postdoc, Varieties of Autocracy (V-Aut) Project, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg

  • 09/2018-12/2018
    Guest researcher, Duke University

  • 12/2015-12/2019
    PhD student at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences, University of Konstanz

  • 12/2015-08/2019
    Research Associate, Mass Mobilization in Autocracies Database (MMAD) Project, University of Konstanz

  • 01/2015-06/2015
    Research Associate, Horizon 2020 funding application, Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals

  • 09/2014-09/2015
    Research Master in Political Science (M.Res.), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

  • 10/2013-08/2014
    European Master in Government (M.A.), University of Konstanz

  • 10/2013-08/2014
    Research Assistant, Comparative Analysis of Moral Policy Change (MORAPOL) Project, University of Konstanz

  • 01/2011-02/2011
    Intern, Research Assistant, GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

  • 09/2009-08/2012
    Political Science with minor in Hispanic Studies (B.A.), University of Mannheim