• Evaluator

Dr Thomas Wencker

Dr. Thomas Wencker © DEval

Dr Thomas Wencker studied Political Science, Sociology and Political Science of South Asia in Heidelberg and at the National University of Singapore. He completed his postgraduate studies in June 2016 with a doctoral thesis on the emergence of violent non-state conflict actors and the dynamics of violent intrastate conflict. He has also worked on several research projects, as a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University and as a senior staff member at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research. Thomas has been working as an evaluator at DEval’s Competence Centre for Evaluation Methodology since January 2017.

Key Qualifications

Thematic Focus

Allocation of Development Cooperation
Development Cooperation in Fragile Contexts
Dynamics of Violent Intrastate Conflict

Methodological Focus

Spatiotemporal Analysis
Geographic Information Systems
Automated Text Analysis
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research Designs
Survey Analysis

Selected publications

Borst, J., T. Wencker and A. Niekler (2023), "Constructing a Credible Estimation for Overreporting of Climate Adaptation Funds in the Creditor Reporting System",.Proceedings of the 7th Joint SIGHUM Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, Humanities and Literature, pp. 99–109, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Association for Computational Linguistics.[Link]

Nawrotzki, R. J., V. Gantner, J. Balzer, T. Wencker and S. Brüntrup-Seidemann (2022), "Strategic Allocation of Development Projects in Post-Conflict Regions: A Gender Perspective for Colombia", Sustainability 14, no. 4: 2304. [Link]

Christoph T., and T. Wencker (2020) "Integrating the Quantitative Research on the Onset and Incidence of Violent Intrastate Conflicts", International Studies Review, Vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 115–139.[Link]

Trinn, C., and T. Wencker (2016), The Heidelberg Approach to Conflict Research, European Political Science, Online First.

Wencker, T., C. Trinn and A. Croissant (2015), „Data Bases and Statistical Systems: Security and Conflict”, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Amsterdam, pp. 836–843.

Schwank, N., C. Trinn and T. Wencker (2013), „Der Heidelberger Ansatz der Konfliktdatenerfassung”, Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 32–63.

Wencker, T. et al. (2014), „Reise ins Ungewisse: Migration als Problem transnationaler Sicherheit. Ein Bericht über den Heidelberger Dialog zur internationalen Sicherheit 2013”, Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 83–88.

Kirchner, M., K. Menzel and T. Wencker (2013), „Kooperation im Spannungsfeld – Zum Verhältnis von Entwicklungs- und Sicherheitspolitik. Ein Bericht über den 4. Heidelberger Dialog zur internationalen Sicherheit 2012”, Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 101–106.

Schwank, N., T. Wencker and C. Trinn (2012), „Méthodologie de la recherche sur les conflits à Heidelberg”, Les Grands Dossiers de Diplomatie n _7: L’etat des conflits 2012, Vol. 7.

Wencker, T. (2009), „Der zweite Irakkrieg“, Kulturelle Konflikte seit 1945. Die kulturellen Dimensionen des globalen Konfliktgeschehens. Baden-Baden.


Portrait von Dr. Thomas Wencker
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Dr Thomas Wencker

Senior Evaluator - Team Leader

Phone: +49 (0)228 336907-951

E-mail: thomas.wencker@DEval.org

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