Lisa Natter

Doctoral Researcher

Curriculum Vitae

Lisa Natter graduated from the University of Freiburg in 2019 with a master’s degree in sociology. Her thesis, for which she was awarded an Alumni Prize from the Faculty of Philosophy, analyzed the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on feelings of insecurity through a European, cross-national perspective. Joining the MPI in December 2019, Lisa Natter is now a researcher and doctoral student in the independent research group ‘Space, Contexts, and Crime’ (Department of Criminology). She is involved in the project Cri­me, In­se­cu­ri­ties, and So­ci­al Dy­na­mics in Ur­ban Neigh­bor­hoods, and her work focuses on contextual influences on perceptions of insecurity at both a local and larger societal level. Her main research interests are spatial crime analysis, quantitative methods (especially multilevel analysis), and criminological theory.


Crime, Insecurities, and Social Dynamics in Urban Neighborhoods

The ma­jor goal of this study is to ad­vance the un­der­stand­ing of struc­tur­al con­di­tions and so­cial pro­cesses in re­la­tion to crime prob­lems in urb­an neigh­bor­hoods in a lon­git­ud­in­al per­spect­ive. Res­id­ents’ sub­ject­ive per­cep­tions of dis­order and crime as well as col­lect­ive so­cial cap­it­al are key mech­an­isms in the com­plex so­cial pro­cesses shap­ing the… more

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