Frederic Hanusch holds a M.A. in political science, philosophy and sociology from Heidelberg University and did his Dr. phil. at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen, Germany. Besides, he worked at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto.

Currently, he is research group leader of “Democratic (Re)Configurations” at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam. His research is focused on a combination of democracy research and planetary change with a current focus on time. In 2018, his book “Democracy and Climate Change” was published in the Routledge Global Cooperation Series.