Lilian Leifert is a Master student at Freiburg University in Germany, where she is studying sociology. She holds a Bachelor degree in sociology and cultural anthropology from Göttingen University.
She is specializing in sociology of globalization and her main interests are (anti-)democratic movements online and offline and the construction of identity in respect to genocide/within genocidal ideologies. She has done research on the recruitment of western Muslim girls for ISIS through social media platforms, on neo-racism within rightwing movements and the construction of Argentine national identity with regard to the indigenous genocide.
She is a freelancer with the German Center for Civic Education in Baden-Württemberg, conducting workshops with youth about current political issues. In the future she wants to work at the crossroad of social sciences and politics, investigating how research can be used to make a change in the world.