Senior Fellows

Our Senior Fellows are established, national and international scholars whose keen interest in inequality research chimes with the Cluster's research agenda

With our Senior Fellows program, we intend to bring additional expertise and international experience to Konstanz. Therefore, our Senior Fellows are researchers from outside the University of Konstanz with an established track record and international visibility, as well as a keen interest in the Cluster’s concepts and lines of research. They usually come to Konstanz for a stay of two to six months. Senior Fellows are full members of the Cluster and participate in our activities.

David Garcia

David Garcia

David Garcia is professor for Social and Behavioural Data Science at the University of Konstanz since 2022 and Faculty Member of the "Complexity Science Hub Vienna". He is a member of the Extended Directorate of the Centre for Human | Data | Society at the University of Konstanz since October 2022. David studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and ETH Zürich, where he obtained his habilitation in Computational Social Sciences in 2018 (thesis: Understanding Emotions and Social Interactions in the Digital Society). He has expert knowledge in Computational Social Science investigating human behavior through digital traces with methods from complexity science. Analyzing big social data by using computational modeling, he aims to understand the impact of line media and social media networks on individuals and society (e.g. inequalities, data privacy).

Learn more about David here.


Mazen Hassan

Mazen Hassan

Mazen Hassan is a Professor of Comparative Politics at Cairo University, Egypt. He is interested in explaining political and socio-economic behaviour in the Middle East using experimental and survey methodology. His research topics include social norms, pro-social behaviour, parliamentary politics, electoral and party systems. His research project on the cluster focuses on the underrepresentation of constituents from underprivileged socio-economic background in the legislative budgeting process.

He has a PhD degree in politics from Oxford University, a Master’s degree from Warwick University (UK), and a BSc degree from Cairo University. He has been previously a visiting professor at Harvard Kennedy School, Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of African Economies, MIT’s Centre for International Studies, and Hamburg University. For two years (2018-2020), he has been the director of the Centre for Political Research at Cairo University. 

Learn more about Mazen here.


Anna Manzoni

Anna Manzoni

Anna Manzoni is Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University. Her current research interests include intergenerational support, youth transition to adulthood, inequalities in college access and labor market returns, and social mobility more broadly. Her work has been published in Social Forces, Sociological Methodology, PLOS one, Socius, Advances in Life Course Research, among other journals.

Learn more about Anna here.