Tim Wegenast currently serves as an Interim Professor of Political Science at the University of Mannheim and is affiliated with the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. His work lies at the intersection of development studies, peace and conflict research and international political economy.
He has analyzed how the use and governance of various natural resources affects local livelihoods, human rights and conflict. Additional research interests include large-scale land acquisitions and social cohesion, climate change mitigation, gender inequalities and the socio-environmental consequences of foreign aid. His work has been published in journals such as World Development, Political Geography or Journal of Peace Research.
Tim Wegenast held research and teaching positions as an interim professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz and at Zeppelin University, as a research fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies, as a visiting lecturer at the University of Lucerne and a visiting fellow at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard University. He received his PhD in Political Science from Pompeu Fabra University.