Jonas is a PhD Candidate in Political Science and Sociology at Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) and a member of COSMOS. His dissertation is about organizational change in the Catalan Independence Movement. Studying activist narratives, his research addresses the question of how organizational practices in social movements change during phases of intense contention. He is specifically interested in the role of deliberation and decision-making in movement assemblies.
Before coming to SNS, Jonas obtained an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Marburg with a thesis on gender and deliberative practices in cooperative organizations. He completed his undergraduate education at the Complutense University Madrid and the University of Marburg, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science.
During the academic year 2014-15, Jonas was a visiting graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a Hessen-Wisconsin scholarship. In fall 2018, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Barcelona.
Jonas has also worked for the transparency organization Parliamentwatch.
Research interests: Meeting Interaction, democratic theory, Critical Theory, and qualitative research methods
Journal Article - 2018
Monograph - 2018