Dr. Thamy Pogrebinschi

Thamy Pogrebinschi


thamy.pogrebinschi [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
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Thamy Pogrebinschi is a senior researcher at the WZB, where she works at the Center for Civil Society Research. She is also a faculty member of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt University Berlin, where she supervises PhD students. She has held positions as an Associate Member of Nuffield College and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford (2022-2023), a Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School (2017-2018), a Visiting Professor at LUISS University in Rome (2015), and an Alfred-Grosser Visiting Professor at 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 a new project that investigates how civil society fights disinformation in Latin America.

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.