I’m a Senior Research Fellow at the Department 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.

Previously, I was a Visiting Researcher at the University College London and a Research Fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. In 2015 I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hamburg. Recently I received a grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for my research on gender, sexual violence and development.

Before getting into academic research, I was a Humanitarian Aid Worker with Médecins Sans Frontières in South Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Uganda, and Swaziland. I keep consulting nonprofit organizations as well as governmental agencies in humanitarian assistance and development cooperation.

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