I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam and the Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam working within the COVIDEU project

In my thesis I focus on the public justification of restrictive measures and the effects thereof.  Specifically, my research is concerned with the effects of intra-EU border closures and border controls on political attitudes like EU support, as well as the justifications given for the measure by different political actors.  

To learn more about those topics I apply various quantitative (DiD designs), qualitative (e.g. content analysis), text-as-data and experimental methods (survey experiments). 

Previously, I have worked on the Viral Communication project where I conducted a longitudinal interview study in Germany and co-authored various papers.

You can find my academic CV here

Selected Publications

Herbig, L., Wagoner, B., Watzlawik, M., Jensen, E. A., Lorenz, L., & Pfleger, A. (2022). Trajectories of Experience Through the Pandemic: A Qualitative Longitudinal Dataset. Frontiers in Political Science, 4, [791494]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpos.2022.791494

Wagoner, B., & Herbig, L. (2022). The Future of the Past: Memory and social change following the COVID-19 pandemic. In G. Donnelly, & A. Montuori (Eds.), Routledge Handbook for Creative Futures (1 ed., pp. 269-279). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003020714

Wagoner, B., Bresco De Luna, I., & Herbig, L. (2022). Studying the Stream of Experience at Memorial Sites: The Subjective Camera Methodology. In M. Watzlawik, & S. Salden (Eds.), Courageous Methods in Cultural Psychology (pp. 107-129). (Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93535-1_7

Jensen, E. A., Pfleger, A., Herbig, L., Wagoner, B., Lorenz, L., & Watzlawik, M. (2021). What Drives Belief in Vaccination Conspiracy Theories in Germany? Frontiers in Communication, 6, [678335]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2021.678335

Jensen, E. A., Wagoner, B., Pfleger, A., Herbig, L. J., & Watzlawik, M. (2021). Making sense of unfamiliar COVID-19 vaccines: How national origin affects vaccination willingness. PLoS ONE, 16(12), [e0261273]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261273