Felix Olsowski is a PhD candidate at the Doctoral Center in Social and Behavioral Science (CDSS) at the University of Mannheim. He holds a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Mannheim. Throughout his studies, Felix worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Comparative Political Behavior and for the Professorship for Political Science/ Conflict Studies. In addition, he gained research experience during an internship at the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces in Potsdam.
Felix’ research focuses on quantitative methods and conflict studies. In particular, he is interested in the fields of armed organizations, state repression, and democratization.
Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS:
My own experience during my studies reinforced my cognition that for a career in political science a profound methodological knowledge is very important. With its focus on quantitative research and renowned scholars in my fields of interest the GESS offers a PhD program which corresponds exactly to my expectations on a high-quality doctoral program. Furthermore, I also appreciate the stimulating interdisciplinary and international atmosphere the graduate school provides.