Dr. Hans Jonas Gunzelmann

Porträt Hans Jonas Gunzelmann
Martina Sander


jonas.gunzelmann [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Research Fellow of the

Hans Jonas Gunzelmann is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Civil Society Research where he is involved in a research project on civil society and the far right. His areas of interest are political sociology and organizational sociology, in particular social movements, protest, and civil society.

Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin with a scholarship from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. At Freie Universität, he investigated the role of protest and social movement organizations in the Catalan secessionist conflict. In October 2021 he received his PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence. He studied political science in Madrid, Marburg, and Madison (Wisconsin) and was a visiting researcher at the University of Barcelona, the University of Gothenburg, and Technical University Berlin.

Selected Publications

Gunzelmann, Hans Jonas. Forthcoming. “Organizing for Independence. Secessionist Protest, Organizational Change, and the Referendum Crisis in Catalonia”. Amsterdam University Press.

Gunzelmann, Hans Jonas. 2022. “Counter-surveillant Organizing during the Secessionist Cycle of Contention in Catalonia”. Social Movement Studies (online first). doi: 10.1080/14742837.2022.2142545

Gunzelmann, Hans Jonas. 2021. “Gesellschaftsanalyse in Zeiten Der Pandemie.” Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen 34(2):335–40. doi: 10.1515/fjsb-2021-0030.

Della Porta, Donatella, Hans Jonas Gunzelmann, and Martín Portos. 2021. “Repression and Democracy Amidst the Eventful 1-O Referendum.” Pp. 127–50 in Catalan Independence and the Crisis of Sovereignty, edited by Ó. G. Agustín. Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-54867-4_6

Gunzelmann, Hans Jonas. 2019. “Diskurse, Konflikte und Macht: Eine Foucault‘sche Perspektive auf Deutungskämpfe in sozialen Bewegungen.” Pp. 70–87 in Handbuch Poststrukturalistische Perspektiven auf soziale Bewegungen: Ansätze, Methoden und Forschungspraxis, edited by I. Hagemann, J. Leinius, and J. Vey. Bielefeld: transcript.