Mind Capoeira

Some say science is like martial art. 
"You need to protect your ideas", they say, 
"Defend them against criticism and doubters."
Although this might be true for many parts of the academic world, 
we attempt a different approach: 
Mind Capoeira.
Confrontational but respectful. 
Instead of beating each other, advancing knowledge together. 

Who we are

For us, Mind Capoeira is a way of doing collaborative research, writing and teaching. 

With this website, we would like to present our work, explore possibilities for doing research beyond disciplinary boundaries, share recommendations and experiences regarding the art of writing and doing research.

Coming from different disciplinary backgrounds, we work together as researchers and consultants on a range of projects and topics.

Or.. three friends who have a website together. 

Cyril Brandt

Cyril wrote his PhD on the political economy of educational governance reforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He also conducts research on internally displaced teachers, violence against teachers, teacher payment, and censuses. Next to research, he works as a consultant and trainer for Critical Whiteness.

Nils Köbis

Nils did his PhD on the social psychology of corruption. Since then
his research interests also include social norms, artificial intelligence, and negotiation. He also works as a consultant. You can find him on Twitter @livrinho8


Christopher Starke

Christopher received his PhD in Political Communication investigating media effects on European solidarity. Beyond that, his research interests include artificial intelligence, corruption and political trust. 



Joint Work

We have collaborated on several projects together, including (academic) publications, science podcasts, joint teaching and our 'Moral Games'.