Jenni Brichzin’s research focuses on the two areas of sociological theory and political sociology. In political sociology, she primarily examines processes of instituting and differentiating democratic practice (for example, in parliaments) and phenomena of political regression (for example, along the lines of the question of the position of right-wing radicalism in Chemnitz). She also traces the social imagination of the political: How does society imagine democratic politics (and politicians in particular), how must democratic practice present itself in order to be considered legitimate? Closely related to these research interests in political sociology is the social-theoretical focus on fragility, contradictions and dialectics of social order. What makes a social status quo, which was long perceived as irrefutable, shake? In answering this question, the focus is not primarily on the behavior of certain actors and their intentions, but rather on unintended side effects and dialectical processes – which at first sight seem contradictory or paradoxical from a logical perspective. In this context, the analysis of societal and social-theoretical (for example, explicitly anti-essentialist) epistemological practices is also of particular importance: How is truth addressed socially?