Field of work
Professor of Social Psychology and Intercultural Practice
Prof. Dr. phil. Oliver Decker, Dipl.-Psych., teaches social psychology and intercultural practice at Sigmund Freud University Berlin. He is also director of the Else-Frenkel-Brunswik Institute and the Centre of Excellence for Research on Right-Wing Extremism and Democracy, both at the University of Leipzig. Among others he was invited as a fellow and visiting professor at the School of Visual Arts (New York), at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Vienna and at the Department for Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College (London). Together with Christoph Türcke, he has been organising the conference series Critical Theory - Psychoanalytic Practice since 2005. Together with Elmar Brähler, he has been responsible for the Leipzig Authoritarianism Studies on right-wing extremist attitudes in Germany since 2002 (until 2018 Leipzig "Centre" Studies). He is currently conducting various studies on conflict dynamics in German cities (e.g. Leipzig, Berlin, Hamburg). Selection of recent book publications: With Elmar Brähler "Autoritäre Dynamiken" (2020, Psychosozial-Verlag), with Christoph Türcke "Autoritarismus" (2019, Psychosozial Verlag), textbook "Sozialpsychologie und Sozialtheorie" (2018, Springer-Verlag). Forthcoming: with Johannes Kiess and Elmar Brähler: Escape into Authoritarianism (2021, Routledge).