Dr. Daniela Niesta Kayser is a fellow at the Hertie School. She has a doctorate and habilitation in social psychology and a master’s degree in political science from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich. Her work focuses on moral conduct in situations of norm violation (moral courage). From 2018 to 2019, she led an intercultural project on the determinants of perceived threat in society due to immigration while a visiting scholar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. At present, together with a large network of researchers in the US, UK, China, India, Germany, Poland and Spain, she is the principle investigator of the emotional and cognitive consequences, perceived threat to freedom, and willingness to cooperate with restrictions due to the Covid-19 social constraints. She held professorship positions in social psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Potsdam University and Technical University of Dresden before taking on responsibility of the QLB doctorate methods education at the Potsdam University. In some of her current work, Niesta Kayser develops and applies tools within psychology and education science at the intersection of social processes (within and between groups), cultural diversity and inclusion in schools.