Mario Datts

02. DIID-Alumni, Political Science

Mario Datts studied Political Science in Hanover and Berlin and finished his studies with a thesis on the pirate party. He then obtained his Doctorate at the University of Düsseldorf with his doctoral thesis on the usage of social media by political parties. Since 2018, Mario Datts has been working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Hildesheim under the thematic priority ‘politics and Internet’ and is habilitating under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Marianne Kneuer. Since 2021 Mario Datts is cooperating with the DIID for examing local e-democracy in Germany.
His research interests concerns aspects of politics and digital media (e-participation, mobile participation, digital communication, social media) and methods from the field Computational Social Science.