I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Dep_20181016_214514artment of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz and a Senior Research Associate at the School of Public Policy at the University College London. My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and international relations including peace and conflict research and development studies.  I am particularly interested in (1) gender norms  and its relationship to conflict, peace and development as well as (2) state-society relations, social cohesion and prosocial behavior. My research has been published or is forthcoming in World Politics, International Interactions, Third World Quarterly and others.

Methodologically, I combine statistics, GIS and survey experiments. Frequently, I do field work in Africa (e.g., DR Congo, Liberia, South Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria) and cooperate with humanitarian and development organizations including the Welthungerhilfe, Oxfam and others. My research has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the KfW Development Bank.

I offer courses in international relations and development including conflict management, gender and development.

You can contact me at carlo.koos{at}uni-konstanz.de or follow me on Twitter (@carlokoos)