Timo Lochocki

Timo Lochocki is a transatlantic fellow with the Europe program at the German Marshall Fund, where he directs research activities on European diversity and party politics. He studied social psychology and international politics in Germany, Norway, and the United States and holds a PhD in comparative politics from the Humboldt University Berlin.

His research focuses on the intersection between international policy challenges (migration and matters of European Integration, in particular) and European party politics. Lochocki's GMF Europe policy paper "The Unstoppable Far Right? How established partiesí communication strategies and media reporting of European affairs affect the advances of right-wing populist parties" won the award for the best paper at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Conference 2015. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the varying electoral advances of right-wing populist parties in Europe over the last 30 years. 

Timo Lochocki regularly comments European and German party politics for national and international news outlets as Der Tagesspiegel, The Economist, Politico Europe or The London Times and is a lecturer for European Politics at Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin. In addition to his native German, Lochocki speaks fluent English and Norwegian, and has a working knowledge of French and Swedish.