Thomas Winzen

Thomas Winzen

Political Scientist

University of Essex

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Essex and External Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research. Before coming to Essex, I worked at the University of Mannheim (2017-2018) and the European Politics group of ETH Zurich (2010-2016). I spent Fall 2015 as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.

My research focuses on challenges to legitimate and democratic governance in the times of European integration, globalization, and technological change. Recent projects address the following research questions:

  • What explains variation in national parliamentary oversight institutions in the EU?
  • What explains differentiation in European integration?
  • What explains the spread of parliamentary institutions in international organizations?
  • Who participates in multistakeholder internet governance?


  • Parliaments
  • European Union
  • Internet and Technology Governance


  • PhD in Political Science, 2013

    ETH Zurich

  • MA in Political Science, 2010

    ETH Zurich

  • MA in Research Methods in Politics, 2008

    University of Sheffield

  • BA in European Studies, 2007

    Maastricht University