Annalena Wolcke

Annalena Wolcke
Research Assistant
Cambridge Office


M.Sc. in criminology and criminal justice, Oxford University; B.A. in comparative literature, Princeton University


Annalena Wolcke (she/her) is a research assistant at RAND Europe working in the area of home affairs and social policy. She is based in RAND’s Cambridge office, where she engages mainly in criminal justice related research. Her research interests include justice, migration, and race. Annalena has a background in qualitative methods, including literature reviews, interviewing, and cross-national comparison.

Before joining RAND, Wolcke completed an M.Sc. in criminology and criminal justice at Oxford University, focusing on issues of ethnicity-specific data collection in the German criminal justice system. She also holds a B.A. in comparative literature from Princeton University and has extensive experience as a research assistant in the fields of sociology, law, and criminal justice.

Her previous work experience includes as a research and reporting intern with Solitary Watch; a criminal justice and immigration reform intern with; an undergraduate student tutor coordinator with the Prison Teaching Initiative; and European Voluntary Service in Bulgaria. Wolcke is a native German speaker.


German; English; Basic Italian