Frederic Hanusch studied from 2005-2011 at the universities of Gießen, Castellón and Heidelberg, where he received a M.A. in political science, philosophy and sociology. From 2011-2015 he did his Dr. phil. as part of the research group “Democracy and Climate Change” at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (KWI). Besides, he worked from 2013-2016 at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). In 2014 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto. Since 2016 he is part of the project “Futurisation of Politics” at the IASS.
His research is focused on a combination of democracy research and dynamics of global change. He published with the WBGU on the SDGs, international climate protection and global urbanization. At the KWI, he worked on a wide range of topics in the humanities and social sciences. In 2017, his book “Democracy and Climate Change” was published in the Routledge Global Cooperation Series. At the IASS, he studies the importance of time and future in context of global change. Methodologically, his research is characterized by the combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches.