Welcome, I am a Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen. I am also affiliated with the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz and the School of Public Policy at the University College London._20181016_214514

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 the Journal of Conflict ResolutionWorld Politics, International Interactions, World Development, 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 agencies including the Welthungerhilfe, the World Bank, Oxfam and others. My research has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the KfW Development Bank.

You can contact me at carlo{dot}koos{at}cmi{dot}no or follow me on Twitter (@carlokoos)