I am a research fellow at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) in the bridging project "Experimenting with Causality" and the Global Governance research unit. Previously, I have been a postdoc at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, where I received my PhD from the Graduate School of Decision Sciences. To broaden my experience, I have been a visiting researcher at Princeton University and the University of Maryland, College Park.
My research is concerned with the territorial sources of subnational demands for self-determination. I propose a comprehensive approach to analyzing various dimensions of territorial value, and investigate why groups demand self-determination, why they choose which conflict strategy, and when demands are successful. Symbolic attachments to the contested territory are crucial to account for all these processes.
In addition, I am interested in decision-making proccesses in national sovereignty referendums.
My work has been published in Comparative Political Studies and Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft.
If you want to learn more about me, you can download my CV here, access my LinkedIn page, or visit my profile at Women Also Know Stuff.
You can reach me via email at friederike.kelle[at]wzb.eu.