Tom Konzack

Doctoral Researcher


  • Short CV

    • Since 04/2016: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs, Research Associate in the research project "Religious Minorities: Discrimination, Grievances and Conflict" and member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 09/2015 - 03/2016: Business Advisor at Colt Technology Services (Barcelona, Spain)

    • 11/2013 - 07/2015: Research Assistant of Associate Professor Dr Javier Arregui at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at UPF (Barcelona, Spain)

    • 01/2013 - 07/2013: Student Assistant at the Chair of Public Administration of Prof Dr Nathalie Behnke at Universität Konstanz (Konstanz, Germany)

    • 02/2012 - 08/2012: Intern at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Department International Services Afghanistan (Eschborn, Germany)

    • 02/2009 - 04/2009: Intern at Regional Representation of the European Commission (Bonn, Germany)

    • Education: M.Res. Research Master in Political Science: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain); M.A. European Master in Government: Universität Konstanz (Konstanz, Germany); Study abroad at Universidad del Desarrollo (Santiago, Chile); B.A. Governance and Public Policy – Staatswissenschaften: Universität Passau (Passau, Germany)

    Current Research

    • Terrorism as tactical consideration of social movement organisations and collective actors in contentious politics

    • Religious Minorities: Discrimination, Grievances and Conflict

    Research Programmes


    Dissertation

    • From Peaceful Protest to Carnage: The Role of Resources and Sponsors in the Tactical Choices of Non-State Actors

    Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy | 2019

    Introducing the “Religious Minorities at Risk” Dataset

    This paper introduces the "Religious Minorities at Risk" dataset comprising data on 771 religious minorities worldwide for the period between 2000 and 2014. The dataset contains pertinent worldwide information on relevant characteristics of these minorities, especially those that may explain their motivation and capability to mobilize.

    Prof. Dr. Jonathan Fox

    Arne Pieters

    Mora Deitch

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