Lukas Kawerau

Lukas Kawerau

PhD Candidate, Data Analyst, Writer

University of Konstanz


I’m an PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Decisions Sciences, University of Konstanz, an affiliated member of the Communication, Networks and Contention Research Group lead by Prof. Dr. Nils B. Weidmann, a data analyst, and a writer.

This site hosts all my writing on political and data science and everything else that interests me. I love exploring productivity, history and how technology is changing and how that changes our lives in the process. I’m particularly interested in using technology and systems design to understand and improve our lives and work.

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  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Comparative Politics
  • Authoritarianism
  • Programming
  • Science


  • PhD Candidate, since 2017

    University of Konstanz

  • MA in Politics and Public Administration, 2017

    University of Konstanz

  • BA in Politics and Public Administration, 2014

    University of Konstanz

Recent Publications

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(2018). The Use of Positive Words in Political Science Language. PS: Political Science& Politics.