Daphne Fietz

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Ph.D Student

Daphne Fietz is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Sociology. She received a M.Sc. Culture and Society (distinction in all subjects) from the London School of Economics and a MFA from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. She was awarded the Hobbeshouse Memorial Prize for her dissertation ‘Ordinary Liberals versus Brexit Britain: The Re-Creation of Liberal Order via Moral and Ethical Operations’ which studied liberal meaning-making in a moment of crisis.

Her current research continues to focus on the other side of right-wing mobilisations: How have Germans sustained and rearticulated social-democratic commitments and practices from the 1950s to the present day? The project pursues a historically comparative analysis of the modalities of crisis articulation and response of three great moments of democratic re/description: Institution of the BRD, the 68 movements, and the present-day conjecture of multiple crises: climate change, war, inflation, and rising inequality. In particular, it seeks to find a new vocabulary for the youngest generation’s crisis response which cannot be described adequately in terms of previous generations or grand narratives of neoliberalisation.

Her work has appeared in The American Sociologist and the LSE Brexit Blog.

Fields of Interest: 
Germany, Europe, Democracy, Crisis