Dr. Tom Konzack


Dr. Tom Konzack

  • Short CV

    • 2022: Research Fellow in the project "Freedom and Development? Religious Actors, Freedom of Religion and Belief and Sustainable Development“ at the GIGA
    • 2016 - 2022: Doctoral Researcher at the GIGA
    • 2019: Visiting Scholar at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence, Italy)
    • 2016 - 2018: Research Fellow in the research project "Religious Minorities: Discrimination, Grievances and Conflict" at the GIGA
    • 2015 - 2016: Business Advisor at Colt Technology Services (Barcelona, Spain)
    • 2013 - 2015: Research Assistant at the Chair of EU Governance at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain)
    • 2013: Student Assistant at the Chair of Public Administration at the University of Konstanz (Konstanz, Germany)
    • 2012: Intern at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Department International Services Afghanistan (Eschborn, Germany)
    • 2009: Intern at the 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

    • Political violence, in particular terrorism
    • Dynamics of escalation
    • Non-state actors
    • Resource mobilisation
    • Religious minorities
    • Freedom of religion and belief

    Countries and Regions

    • Africa


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

    Dr. Tom Konzack



    Policy Paper | 12/2022

    Der Zusammenhang zwischen Religions- und Glaubensfreiheit und Geschlechtergerechtigkeit: Eine statistische Evaluation

    In diesem Bericht werden bisherige Erkenntnisse zum Zusammenhang von Religion und Geschlechtergerechtigkeit aufgegriffen und mit einem globalen Datensatz weiter ergründet.

    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

    Dr. Christopher Huber

    Arne Pieters

    Mora Deitch


    Sign up to receive email notifications about GIGA activities

    Social Media

    Follow us