Andreas Braun has been a research assistant at the Chair of Political Science II at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf since January 2019 and a member of the second funding phase of the NRW PhD programme “Online Participation”. He studied political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen (B.A.) and at the WWU Münster (M.A.).
Before completing his master’s thesis Andreas Braun worked for several months in the department of civic participation of the city of Wuppertal, whose 2016’s “Citizen’ jury on the possible construction of a cable car” he examined in his thesis regarding the political activation potential of the participation instrument. In the course of the PhD programme “Online Participation”, he focuses on the effectiveness of municipal participation methods in the activation of politically underrepresented groups.