Pekkip Konrat

M.A. Konrat Pekkip

  • FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik

    Außenstelle Berlin

    Friedrichstr. 60, 10117 Berlin


Research Interest

Through my research, I aim to contribute to a broader societal understanding of how far-right political attitudes develop and spread in political discourses both online and offline. Methodologically, I’m interested in Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools as means to understand such processes, and I’m excited to further broaden my analytical skills at KIT. Currently, I am working on TWON, an EU-funded project aiming to provide insights into how algorithmic choices in social media networks can influence individuals’ political attitudes. 

FZI House of Participation

I am a member of the House of Participation (HoP), an FZI competence center fostering digital participation and democracy. At HoP, we focus on creating impactful digital interactions that enable all individuals to participate in decision-making processes across various spheres including the workplace, social life, cultural sector and political matters. If you are a student looking for an assistant position (Hiwi), a seminar, bachelor or master thesis opportunity, we are always seeking passionate and committed individuals to join our team and contribute to shaping digital democracy. Start listening to HoPcast – our podcast on democracy and participation in the digital age!




04/2023 – present

Research Associate – Information Process Engineering (IPE) Department at Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)

01/2023 – 04/2023

Teaching Assistant – Le Wagon Berlin

09/2021 – 08/2022

M.A. in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago

08/2020 – 06/2021

Community Organizer at Detroit Jews for Justice and Detroit’s Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue through Repair the World

09/2016 – 04/2020

B.A. in Political Science (High Honors) and International Studies at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

01/2019 – 04/2019

Seasonal Associate at 270 Strategies in Washington, D.C.

09/2017 – 08/2018

Research Assistant – University of Michigan Department of Political Science

Fellowships and Academic Stays Abroad

08/2020 – 06/2021

Repair the World Fellowship (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

04/2019 – 04/2020

Weiser Center Undergraduate Global Fellowship, supporting an honors thesis on authoritarian sentiments in post-communist East Germany

04/2019 – 04/2020

University of Michigan International Institute Individual Fellowship, supporting an honors thesis on authoritarian sentiments in post-communist East Germany

05/2017 – 07/2017

Kabcenell New Europe Grant Recipient (Zagreb, Croatia)

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Since April 2020

Phi Beta Kappa

Since April 2019

Phi Kappa Phi