Bastian Rottinghaus is research assistant at the DIID since 2016. He studied social sciences (B.A. and M.A.) in Duesseldorf. From 2010 he was a research assistant at the Department of Sociology II of the Heinrich Heine University and was primarily involved in the realization of several survey studies.
In his dissertation submitted and defended in 2015, he dealt with the empirical measurement of aspects of political competence and their effects on political participatory action. At the DIID he is part of a research project focusing on effects and influencing factors of local online participation in a comparative perspective.