Manuel Bonat holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently enrolled in the interdisciplinary master’s program Contemporary History and Media at the University of Vienna. He has also taken various courses at the University of Economics and Business in Vienna. In his studies, he focuses on political communication and media. His main areas of interest include media coverage of international conflicts, international relations and geopolitics. He has been a volunteer at the oiip since march 2021. In his internship he will work on research projects on transnational identities, authoritarian political developments in Europe and on a short analysis on Egypt.