Sebastian Hellmeier

Political Science
Year 2022

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

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


Selection of


    • Democracy and Science

      Under the title "Demokratie & Wissenschaft" ("Democracy and Science"), the JAM #30 deals with the connections and interaction between these pillars of society.


      Andrea Binder, Christopher Degelmann, Anne Hemkendreis, Rona Kobel, Nadine Mengis, Senthuran Varatharajah

      Berlin 2024

    • Salon Sophie Charlotte 2023

      Aufklärung 2.0

      In 2023, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities will once again open its doors to the public and invite visitors to the Salon Sophie Charlotte - this year under the motto "Enlightenment 2.0. The ten members of Die Junge Akademie who joined in the summer of 2022 will participate in the Salon with their own activity.


      Starts on

      Event access: Public

      Berlin-Bradenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin


    • Unspoken

      Under the title "Ungesagtes" ("Unspoken"), the five articles and one discussion deal with aspects that one would tend to contrast with and deduct from the ideal of objectivity of science as "subjective" parts. On the one hand, it is about what the researching subject brings into the scientific work in often subtle ways: own views, emotions, values, personal beliefs. On the other hand, the influence of everything subjective on human behavior is itself also a topic of research.


      Garvin Brod, Simon Wolfgang Fuchs, Julia Gurol, Sebastian Hellmeier, Viola Priesemann, Mira Sievers

      Berlin 2023