Curriculum vitae

2019
Member of the Academia Europaea

2018 - 2019 Alfred-Grosser guest professor, Sciences Po, Paris

2016
Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Recht als Kultur" (“Law as Culture”), Bonn

2015
Guest researcher Centre canadien d'études allemandes et européennes, Université de Montréal

2015
Guest professor Université Paris 8

2013
Fellow of the Institut d'Études Avancées de Paris (until 2014)

since 2011
Head of theWZB Rule of Law Center (from 2015 Center for Global Constitutionalism)

2010
Fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt (until 2012); Fellow of the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (until 2011)

2009
Appointment as Associate Professor at the Free University of Berlin

2006
Alfred-Grosse guest professor at the Institut d‘Études Politiques Paris (Sciences Po)

Since 2004
Regular guest visits (guest professorships) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris and the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris

2003
Guest professor at the University of Cologne, Department of History

2002-2011
Director of the research group “Civil Society, Citizenship and Political Mobilization” at the WZB together with Jürgen Kocka (until 2004) and Dieter Rucht (since 2005)

2001-2002
Guest professor at the Free University of Berlin, Department of History

2000-2002
Research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt a. Main); head of the research group “National Socialist Dictatorship“ in the project “The Europe of Dictatorship. Economic Control and Law”

2000
Habilitation in Modern History; assistant professor at the Department of History and Cultural Studies at the Free University of Berlin

1995
Visiting professor at the European University Institute, Florence

1991-1997
Research Assistant at the Department of History and Cultural Studies, Free University of Berlin

1990
Dr. phil. (History)

Until 1989
Research Assistant at the Institute of Public Law, University of Freiburg

1984
M.A. (Modern History), University of Freiburg

1982
Law degree

1976-1984
Studies of Law and Modern History at the Universities of Freiburg/Breisgau and Geneva

Fields of Research

- Comparative history of citizenship in 19th and 20th century Europe
- History of civil society
- European constitutional history in the 19th and 20th centuries
- Intellectual history of Europeanism and anti-liberal concepts of Europe
- History of terrorism and counter-insurgency in 20th century France and Germany