Prof. Dr. Carolin I. A. Hagelskamp

Department of Public Administration

Professor of Social Science and Social Research Methods

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60

10315 Berlin

Visiting address
Campus Lichtenberg
Building 1, Room 1.3074
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin

Since 2017 – Professor at the HWR Berlin

2011 – 2016 - Public Agenda, New York City, USA  - Vice President and Director of Research – Public Opinion Research and Public Engagement

2011 – Yale University, USA – Postdoctoral Associate – Quantitative Evaluation Research, School-based Social Interventions

2011 – New York University, USA – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Community Psychology – Dissertation: Work-family Linkages and Adolescent Parenting in Ethnically Diverse, Urban Families

2010 – Field Research in Kenya – Research Associate with the Health and Literacy Intervention Project (Harvard University, Kenyan Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust) - Quantitative Evaluation Research, School-based Social Interventions

2008 – 2011 – Independent Consulting – Evaluation Research – Clients included the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Goethe Institut Washington D.C.

2004 – 2010 – New York University, USA – Center for Research on Culture, Development and Education – Research Assistant – Longitudinal, Developmental Research with Ethnically Diverse Families

2001 – London School of Economics and Political Science, UK – Master of Science (M.Sc.): Organizational and Social Psychology

2000 – University of Kent at Canterbury, UK – Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.): Psychology

Participatory budgeting; public engagement  

Diversity experiences and processes in family,  higher education and work contexts

Community psychology

Research designs, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies

Evaluation research, public opinion research

Social science research design and methods (also in English)

Social Psychology

Project-based instruction, inquiry-based learning

Scientific inquiry

Statistics for social science research

Public engagement in political decision making; especially evaluations of participatory budgeting processes

Diversity in higher education; especially diversity climate and experiences of age and ethnic diversity among students

Diversity in selected areas of public administration; especially transfer of new knowledge and skills after diversity trainings into the workplace; experiences of discrimination

Evaluation research

Scientific support and monitoring

Interviews and focus groups

Standardized survey

Hagelskamp, C., Su, C., & Schleifer, D. (2023). When Participatory Budgeting (PB) funds schools, who benefits? An equity analysis of PB-associated investments in NYC public schools. Local Development & Society, 1-25. DOI: 10.1080/26883597.2023.2224950  

Stadler, G., Chesaniuk, M., Haering, S., Roseman, J., Straßburger, V. M., Martina, S., ... & Mine, W. (2023). Diversified innovations in the health sciences: Proposal for a Diversity Minimal Item Set (DiMIS). Sustainable chemistry and pharmacy33, 101072.

Hagelskamp, C. & Bonnen, M. (2023). Altersdiversität im Studienalltag: Eine vernachlässigte Dimension von Vielfalt unter Studierenden? Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung, 44(4), 102-113.

Hagelskamp, C.; Fehlberg, J.; Schmöcker, D.; Heymann, I.; Barz, A. &  Baun, N. (2022). Mitbestimmen, verändern und Gemeinschaft stärken: Eine Untersuchung der Ziele und möglichen Wirkungen des Bürgerbudgets Glienicke/Nordbahn seit 2016. In: Peter Patze-Diordiychuk, Paul Renner und Andreas Paust  (Hrgs.) Das Bürgerbudget. Wiesbaden: KSV Medien, 127-146

Hagelskamp, C., Su, C., Valverde Viesca, K., & Núñez, T. (2022). Organizing a transnational solidarity for social change through participatory practices: The case of People Powered–Global Hub for Participatory Democracy. American Journal of Community Psychology. 1-12. Online March 15.

Voigt, A.; Hagelskamp, C.; Knappe, R. & Erdmann, C. (2022). Studiervariante Öffentliche Verwaltung Blended: Prä-Corona Reformprozesse zur nachhaltigen Verankerung des E-Learnings der HWR Berlin. In: J. Stember & J. Beck (Hg.) Post Corona-Zeit für die Lehre. Baden-Baden: Nomos. 363-386.

Foust, M. D., Ward, L. M., Hagelskamp, C., & Rowley, S. J. (2021). Parent and Peer Messages About Homosexuality: Considering the Role of Gender. Sexuality & Culture25(2), 597-622.

Hagelskamp, C.; Silliman, R., Godfrey, E. B. & Schleifer, D. (2020) Shifting Priorities: Participatory Budgeting in New York City is Associated with Increased Investments in Schools, Street and Traffic Improvements, and Public Housing , New Political Science, 42(2), 171-196.

Hagelskamp, C. (2020). Diversitätsklima im Kontext Hochschule: Konzeption, Bedingungen, Folgen und Gestaltungsansätze. In: T. Ringeisen; P. Genkova & F. T. L. Leong (Eds.) Handbuch Kultur und Stress. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien. 675-698.

Hagelskamp, C., Schleifer, D., Rinehart, C., and Silliman, R. (2018) Participatory Budgeting: Could It Diminish Health Disparities in the United States? Journal of Urban Health95(5), 766-771

Hagelskamp, C., & Hughes, D. L. (2016). Linkages between mothers’ job stressors and adolescents’ perceptions of the mother–child relationship in the context of weak versus strong support networks. Community, Work & Family,19 (1), 103-124.

Hagelskamp, C. & Hughes, D.L. (2014). Workplace discrimination predicting racial/ethnic socialization in African American, Latino and Chinese Families. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Vol 20(4), 550-560.

Hagelskamp, C., Brackett, M.A., Rivers, S.E., & Salovey, P. (2013). Improving classroom quality with The RULER Approach to social and emotional learning: Proximal and distal outcomes. American Journal of Community Psychology, 51 (3/4), 530-543.  

Rivers, S.E., Hagelskamp, C., & Brackett, M.A. (2013). Understanding and assessing the social-emotional attributes of classrooms. In J. McMillan (Ed.), Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessments. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 347-366.  

Wiley, S., Deaux. K., & Hagelskamp, C. (2012). Born in the USA: Immigrant generation moderates the link between meritocracy and collective action. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Vol 18(2), 171-180.

Hagelskamp, C., Hughes, D., Yoshikawa, H., & Chaudry, A. (2011). Negotiating motherhood and work: A typology of mother-worker role identity associations among low-income, urban women. Community, Work, Family, 14 (3), 335-366.

Hagelskamp, C., Suarez-Orozco, C., & Hughes, D. (2010). Migrating to opportunities: How parental migration motivations shape academic trajectories among newcomer immigrant youth. Journal of Social Issues, 66 (4), 717-739.

Hughes, D., Hagelskamp, C., Way, N., & Foust, M. (2009). The role of mothers’ and adolescents’ perceptions of ethnic-racial socialization in shaping ethnic-racial identity among early adolescent boys and girls. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38 (5), 605- 626.

Hughes, D., Rivas, D. Foust, M., Hagelskamp, C., Gersick, S., & Way, N. (2008). How to catch a moonbeam: A mixed-methods approach to understanding ethnic socialization in ethnically diverse families. In S. Quintana & C. McKnown (Eds.) Handbook of race, racism, and child development. 226– 277. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.

Research reports

Hagelskamp, C., Rinehart, C., Silliman, R., &Schleifer, D., (2016). A process of growth. The Expansion of participatory budgeting in the United States and Canada in 2015-16. New York: Public Agenda. Online:

Hagelskamp, C., Schleifer, D., Rinehart, C., & Silliman, R. (2016). Why let the people decide? Elected officials on participatory budgeting. New York: Public Agenda. Online:

Hagelskamp, C., Rinehart, C., Silliman, R., & Schleifer, D. (2016). Public spending, by the people. Participatory budgeting in the United States and Canada in 2014 – 15. New York: Public Agenda. Online:


Hagelskamp, C. together mit: Brian Wampler, Stephanie McNulty, Michael Touchton and others (Nov, 2021). A global theory of change for participatory budgeting: What we know and what’s next. Webinar and research brief, with People Powered University. Last access 14.3.2022.

Hagelskamp, C. together mit: Celina Su and others (June, 2021). Impacts of particiaptory budgeting on political participation and civil society. Webinar and research brief, with People Powered University. Last access 14.3.2022.

Hagelskamp, C.; Lerner, J. & Kumar, N. (2021). Introducing a global theory of change for participatory budgeting. Blog for Deliberative Democracy Digest. Last access 14.3.2022. German translation here.

Hagelskamp, C.; Su, C. & Kumar, N. (2021). How participatory budgeting can strengthen civil society and political participation. Blog for Deliberative Democracy Digest Last access 14.3.2022.

Hagelskamp, C & Schleifer, D. (2020). Shifting Priorities: Participatory Budgeting in New York City means more money for schools, streets and traffic improvements and public housing. Blog auf Bü Online:; Last access 14.9.2020.

Hagelskamp, C. (2020). Participatory Budgeting in the USA. Interview with the German Federal Agency for Political Education, Online: ;  Last access: 14.09.2020

People Powered – Global Hub for Participatory Democracy; Member of the Research Board,

Public Agenda, New York City,

Diversity and Gender Equality Network (Berlin University Alliance), Member,

Kompetenzzentrum Bürgerbeteiligung, Member of the Board,

Hariett Taylor Mill Institute (HTMI), HWR Berlin, Member,

Institute for Public Administration and Innovation (IVVI Berlin), HWR Berlin, Member,

New York University,

European Association of Social Psychology, Member,