I’m a sociologist and cultural scientist from Berlin (holding an MA in cultural science, and two doctoral degrees: Dr. phil. in sociology, Dr. rer. med. in medical sociology). I am head of the research unit „Social Movements, Technology, Conflicts“ at the Centre for Technology and Society, and fellow at the Centre for Research on Antisemitism (all at  Technische Universität Berlin) as well as research associate at the  Institute for Protest and Social Movement Studies . Please, get in touch!

My major areas of research, expertise and engagement – most of them in the field of political sociology – are:

  • Social movements and protest (discursive, cultural, governmentality and visual approaches)
  • Anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism
  • The left and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • discourse analysis and sociology of knowledge
  • participation and theory of democracy
  • Surveillance studies, CCTV, policing of protest
  • prevention and governmentality


Edited volumes

Conceptualizing culture in social movement research (ed. together with Britta Baumgarten and Priska Daphi), Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2014, more

Prevent and Tame. Protest under (Self-)Control, Berlin: Dietz 2010 (together with Florian Heßdörfer and Andrea Pabst), online: http://www.rosalux.de/publication/37206/.


Ullrich, Peter; Keller, Reiner 2014: Comparing discourse between cultures. A discursive approach to movement knowledge, in: Conceptualizing culture in social movement research, ed. by Britta Baumgarten, Priska Daphi and Peter Ullrich, Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 113-139.

Ullrich, Peter 2014: Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism and Criticism of Israel in Germany. The Dynamics of a Discursive Field; Proceedings/International conference “Antisemitism in Europe Today: the Phenomena, the Conflicts”, 8–9 November 2013, read online.

Baumgarten, Britta; Ullrich, Peter 2014 (forthcoming): Discourse, Power and Governmentality. Social Movement Research with and beyond Foucault, In: Roose, Jochen/Dietz, Hella (eds.): Social Movements in Social Theory.

Priska Daphi, Anja Lê, Peter Ullrich (2013), Images of Surveillance: The Contested and Embedded Visual Language of Anti-Surveillance Protests, in Nicole Doerr, Alice Mattoni, Simon Teune (eds.) Advances in the Visual Analysis of Social Movements (Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Volume 35), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.55-80, online.

Ullrich, Peter; Kausch, Stefan; Holze, Sigrun 2012: The making of the healthcare self. State metamorphoses, activation, responsibilisation and red-green alliance’s healthcare reforms in Germany, Hamburg Review of the Social Sciences 7(1), S. 52- 72, online.

Baumgarten, Britta; Ullrich, Peter 2012: Discourse, Power and Governmentality. Social Movement Research with and beyond Foucault, Discussion Paper SP-IV 2012-401, Social Science Research Center Berlin, online.

Ullrich, Peter; Wollinger, Gina 2011: A Surveillance Studies Perspective on Protest Policing. The Case of Video Surveillance of Demonstrations in Germany, Interface – A Journal for and about Social Movements 3 (1), special issue on Repression and Social Movements, pp. 12-38, online.

Ullrich, Peter; Pabst, Andrea; Heßdörfer, Florian 2010: Introduction: Prevent and Tame. Ideas for a New Perspective on Social Movements and Protest, in: Heßdörfer, Florian; Pabst, Andrea; Ullrich, Peter (eds.): Prevent and Tame. Protest Under (Self)Control, Berlin, S. 11-13, http://www.rosalux.de/publication/37206/.

Ullrich, Peter 2010: Preventionism and Obstacles for Protest in Neoliberalism. Linking Governmentality Studies and Protest Research, in: Heßdörfer, Florian; Pabst, Andrea; Ullrich, Peter (eds.): Prevent and Tame. Protest Under (Self)Control, Berlin, S. 14-23, http://www.rosalux.de/publication/37206/.

Ullrich, Peter; Wollbrück, Dorit; Danker, Helge; Singer, Susanne 2010: Evaluation of psycho-social training for speech therapists in oncology. Impact on general communication skills and empathy. A qualitative pilot study. Journal of Cancer Education 26 (2): 294-300, DOI 10.1007/s13187-010-0148-0.

Ullrich, Peter; Wollbrück, Dorit; Danker, Helge; Kuhnt, Susanne; Brähler, Elmar & Singer, Susanne 2010: Psychosocial Aspects of Speech Therapy with Head-and-Neck Cancer Patients: Clinical Experiences, Communicative Skills and Need to Train Speech Therapists in Oncology [71 Paragraphs]. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 11(1), Art. 22, http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1001220.