Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995 – 2000
    Lecturer and Researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

  • 1997 – 1998
    Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, NY, Department of Philosophy

  • 2007
    Visiting Lecturer at Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Department of Philosophy, Colombia

  • 2000 – 2007
    Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Goethe University (Hochschulassistentin)

  • 2007 – 2008
    Senior lecturer at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Social Science (Akademische Rätin)

  • 2008 – 2009
    Visiting Professor (Political Theory and History of Ideas) at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Institute of Political Science (Vertretungsprofessur)

  • 2009
    Visiting Associate Professor and Lecturer at Theodor Heuss Lecturer at New School for Social Research

  • Since 2010
    Full Professor at Justus Liebig University Giessen (Political and Social Theory and History of Ideas)

  • 2014
    Guest Researcher at Open University Raanana, Israel (by Humboldt Foundation)

  • Since 2014
    Project leader of the Sub-project „Between Minority Protection and Securitization: Roma Minority Formation and Transformation in Modern European History“ (Collaborative Research Center „Dynamics of Security“, German Research Foundation)

  • 2014
    Guest Professor and DAAD Short Term Lecturer at UAM Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico

  • Since 2014
    Project leader of the DAAD ISAP-program (Internationale Studien- und Ausbildungspartnerschaften/International Study and Education Partnership) of Justus Liebig University Giessen with Universidad de Antioquia/Medellin, Colombia

  • Since 2014
    Co-Director of the Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich) "Dynamics of Security" (SFB-Transregio 138), financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Selected publications

  • Verdrängte Demokratie. Aufsätze zur politischen Theorie. Nomos 2015.

  • Globale Gerechtigkeit, for Alber Verlag, June 2015.

  • Globale Gerechtigkeit und politische Praxis, 2015, under review.

  • Globale Politik und Menschenrechte. Macht und Ohnmacht eines politischen Instruments, Reihe “Campus Forschung”, Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus-Verlag, 2008, Italian translation: Politica Globale e Dritti Uwani. Potenza e Imporenza di uno Strumento Politico, with Trauben publisher.

  • Transformation of Democracy: Crisis, Protest, and Legitimation, ed. with Robin Celikates and Tilo Wesche, Lanham: Rowman&Littlefield, 2015.

  • Internationale Politische Theorie, ed. with Andreas Niederberger, Metzler, Stuttgart, forthcoming 2015.

  • Kritik und Widerstand. Feministische Praktiken in androzentrischen Zeiten, ed. with Bargetz, Brigitte/ Fleschenberg, Andrea/ Kerner/ Ina, Ludwig, Gundula, Opladen und Farmington Hills: Barbara Budrich Verlag, forthcoming 2015.

  • Gerechtigkeit und Demokratie in Verteilungskonflikten (Hsg.), with Claudia Landwehr and Katrin Toens, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2012, series „Politische Theorie“.

  • Staatliche Souveränität und transnationales Recht (Hsg.), with Andreas Niederberger, München: Rainer Hampp-Verlag, 2011.

  • Habermas-Handbuch. Werk und Wirkung (Hsg.), with Hauke Brunkhorst and Cristina Lafont, Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler-Verlag, 2009, translation into English for Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2015 and into Chinese for „Social Sciences Academic Press International“, both forthcoming 2016.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Research center on “Securitization”, in cooperation with Marburg University (Sonderforschungsbereich), financed by German Research Association.

  • Own research group is on “The Relationship between Minoritization and Securitization/De-securitization:The Case of Roma Minority Formation in Recent European History”, since April 2014, until Dec. 2017.

  • Global Justice and Democracy (book project)

  • Resistance in Critical Theory (book project)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Commissioner for the partnership between Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia and Justus Liebig University Giessen

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the series "Zeitgenössische Diskurse des Politischen”, Nomos publisher

  • Co-director of Giessen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGS)

  • Co-Speaker of the Working Group “Politik und Geschlecht” – German Association of Political Science (DVPW)

  • Member of the DAAD-funded research and teaching project (Academic Partnership for Environment and Development Innovations in Africa), Working Group "Water: Ethics, Politics and Management"

  • Commissioner for the partnership between the University of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

  • Co-editor of the series "Center and Periphery", Nomos publisher

  • Co-editor of the series "Politische Soziologie", Nomos publisher

  • Advisory Council of the series "Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte”, Nomos publisher

  • Co-editor and founding member of the scientific "Journal for Human Rights – Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte”

  • Co-editor of "Polar. Politik.Theorie.Alltag, Campus publisher

Additional qualifications

  • Co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte/Journal for Human Rights (with Tessa Debus, Elisabeth Holzleithner, Michael Krennerich, Arnd Pollmann, Susanne Zwingel).


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