Clara-Auguste Süß

Research Associate

Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Institute for Political Science
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Raum: PEG 3.G002

Tel.: +49 (0)69 798-36611


Since September 2023, Clara-Auguste Süß is working as a research associate at the Professorship of Political Science, especially Radicalization and Violence Research, and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). Previously, she was a doctoral candidate at PRIF’s research group “Radicalization” and its research department “Intrastate Conflict” as well as a lecturer at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at Philipps University Marburg. In 2017, she completed her Master of Arts in Political Science at Philipps University Marburg.



  • North Africa, particularly Tunisia
  • Islamist radicalization and political violence
  • Social movements and mobilization
  • Social justice and marginalization 
  • Political transformation and regime change
  • Ethics and safety in (field) research

PhD Project:

In her PhD project (submitted 06/2023), Clara-Auguste Süß explored the interlinkages between violent Islamist radicalization, marginalization and democratization in post-revolutionary Tunisia. Based on a causal mechanism-oriented theoretical framework, an extensive (framing) analysis of the online output of radical Islamist actors and a field research-based study of the perspectives of the potential followers and supporters of these actors in Tunisia, her dissertation makes a case for the need to incorporate marginalization in the study of radicalization dynamics.


Journal Articles (peer review)

Journal Articles (non-peer review)

Chapters in Edited Volumes (peer reviewed)

Edited Volumes

  • 2020 Junk, Julian/Süß, Clara-Auguste/Daase, Christopher/Deitelhoff, Nicole: What do we know about radicalization? Key findings, challenges, and policy recommendations. Special Issue, International Journal of Conflict and Violence 14(2), November 2020.

Policy briefs / working papers

Book Reviews

Blogposts / open science