Lotta Rahlf

Lotta Rahlf is based at the PRIF – Peace Research Institute Frankfurt in Germany. In her VORTEX doctoral project, Lotta systematically compares evaluation systems in the field of preventing and countering violent extremism across Europe. Alongside Julian Junk and Christopher Daase, she is also supervised by Tore Bjørgo and will therefore spend a secondment at the University of Oslo. A second secondment will take place at the Violence Prevention Network in Berlin. Previously, Lotta worked in the PrEval Project at PRIF, a research and transfer project that analyses and develops formats and structures to strengthen evaluation and quality management in extremism prevention, democracy promotion and civil education in Germany.  She graduated with a “Master of Letters” in “Terrorism and Political Violence” from the University of St Andrews (UK) and obtained her undergraduate degree in “International Relations and International Organization” at the University of Groningen (NL). Lotta’s authored and co-authored publications show that, despite a general interest in extremism research, she is always curious to explore new topics – here is a selection:

  • Rahlf, Lotta. 2021. Beyond Healthy Skepticism: Exploring German News Media Framing of Terrorism-Affiliated Women Returnees. Studies in Conflict & Terrorismhttps://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2021.2017395
  • Rahlf, Lotta. 2023. From Democratic Resistance to Hostility against a “Covid-Regime” – Conspiracy Theories as Cross-Milieu Catalysts of Radicalization. Studies in Conflict & Terrorismhttps://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2023.2169894
  • Munden, Hanna Paalgard, Sarah Marsden, Md Kamruzzaman Bhuiyan, Lotta Rahlf, Hanna Rigault Arkhis, Aimee Taylor. 2023. Good Lives in Right-Wing Extremist Autobiographies. Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), 10.10.2023, https://crestresearch.ac.uk/resources/good-lives-in-right-wing-extremist-autobiographies/  
  • Lewis, James, Sarah Marsden, Adrian Cherney, Martine Zeuthen, Lotta Rahlf, Chloe Squires, Anne Peterscheck. 2023. Case Management Interventions Seeking to Counter Radicalisation to Violence and Related Forms of Violence: A Systematic Review. Campbell Systematic Review 20 (2), https://doi.org/10.1002/cl2.1386