Dr. Thamy Pogrebinschi
Thamy Pogrebinschi is a senior researcher at the Center for Civil Society Research, faculty member of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt University Berlin, and associate researcher at the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP-UERJ). In the academic year 2022-2023, she is at the University of Oxford as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) and an Associate Member of Nuffield College. Previously, Thamy Pogrebinschi was a Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School (2017-2018), a Visiting Professor at the LUISS University in Rome (2015), and an Alfred-Grosser Visiting Professor at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (2013-2014).
Thamy Pogrebinschi’s current research focuses on democratic innovations, new forms of citizen participation, the impact of technology on civil society, and collective intelligence in Latin America. She was the founder and coordinator of the LATINNO project (2015-2021), which built the largest existing database on democratic innovations in Latin America. Currently she co-coordinates the CoIntelBr project, which investigates the use of technologies of collective intelligence to fight disinformation in elections and to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pogrebinschi’s new book, Innovating Democracy? The Means and Ends of Citizen Participation in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2023) presents the first large-N cross-country study of democratic innovations to date and introduces a comprehensive typology of democratic innovations. Her research has been published in four languages in numerous book chapters and journal articles, including Comparative Politics, European Journal of Political Research, and Critical Policy Studies.