Natalie Rauscher is a research associate in the field of political science at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA), Heidelberg University, Germany. Her research interests include discourse studies e.g. on the future of work, the platform economy or natural disasters in the US, as well as American philanthropy and its global activities. 

In December 2020, she successfully completed her Ph.D. at the HCA where she is now working as a postdoctoral researcher. Her work has been published with Springer International Publishing, and in journals like Journal for Political Science or Policy Advice and Political Consulting.