Fabienne Unkelbach was born in Seligenstadt, Germany, and started her studies in Psychology at the University of Mannheim in 2013. She studied abroad for one semester at the University of Bergen, Norway, (fall semester 2017) and holds a Master’s degree in Psychology - Work, Economy and Society with Political Science as minor subject. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Micro-Sociology and Social Psychology at the University of Mannheim. In her Master’s thesis, she examined the influence of the processing fluency of political information on trust in authorities taking into consideration the role of authoritarianism and epistemic needs.
Fabienne is especially interested in social inequality with respect to its role in the construction of social reality, political information processing as well as political behavior.