_20180916_235547I am 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.

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 for impact evaluations. My research has been published or is forthcoming in World Politics, International Interactions, Third World Quarterly and others. 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)