Marco Wähner is a research assistant at the Social Science Department and PhD-Student (NRW Forschungskolleg Online-Partizipation) at the Heinrich Heine University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Germanistik and Political Science and a master’s degree in social science from Duesseldorf.
In his master’s thesis he examined internet-specific resources as a predictor of political (online) participation. Previously, he worked as a student assistant (WHB) at DIID especially on the YOUniversity project. His research interests lie in the determination of success and explanation factors as well as the impact analysis of participation procedures at the local level.