Curriculum vitae

Thomas Mann Fellow (July-November), Thomas Mann House, Pacific Palisades

seit 2024
Senior Research Fellow at the Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung

2022 - 2023 
Fellow of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Legal Unity and Pluralism", University Münster

2021 - 2022
Curator of the Exhibition "Citizenships. France, Poland, Germany since 1789" from July 01, 2022 to March 12, 2023, German Historical Museum

since 2022
Fellow of the Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien, Erfurt (Center for Advanced Study)

Senior Research Fellow, Global Constitutionalism, WZB

Visiting Research Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute Florence

Member of the Academia Europaea

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

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

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

Guest professor Université Paris 8

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

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

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)

Appointment as Associate Professor at the Free University of Berlin

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

Guest professor at the University of Cologne, Department of History

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)

Guest professor at the Free University of Berlin, Department of History

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”

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

Visiting professor at the European University Institute, Florence

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

Dr. phil. (History)

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

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

Law degree

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