|Mathias Albert is Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Sociology and Honorary Professor
at the University of Aarhus/Denmark. His work is on various aspects of international relations and
world society theory.
|Ulrike Davy is professor for constitutional and administrative law, German and international social law, and comparative law at the Faculty of Law of Bielefeld University. Additionally, she is the managing director of the Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF) and member of the University Council of Bielefeld University. Her research concentrates on migration and refugee law, history and theory of the welfare state, European social policy, and universal human rights law, in particular, social rights and the right to equality.|
|Angelika Epple is professor of modern history, vice-speaker of the BMBF-project "Entangled Americas", and member of the steering committee of the cooperation group "communication of comparisons" at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF). Since 2010 she has been dean/vice dean of the faculty of history, philosophy, and theology. Her research interests include the history of global entanglements, global microhistory and locality studies, gender history, comparative history of historiography, and the communication of comparisons in history.|
|Thomas Faist (PhD, New School for Social Research) is Professor for the Sociology of Transnationalization, Development and Migration at the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University. His fields of interest are transnational relations, citizenship, social policy, development and migration. He held visiting professorships at Malmö University and the University of Toronto. Thomas Faist is a member of the editorial boards of Ethnic and Racial Studies, South Asian Diaspora, Social Inclusion, Migration and Development and the Pakistan Journal of Social Issues.|
|Alexandra Kaasch is Junior Professor in Transnational Social Policy
at the Faculty of Sociology (Bielefeld University). Her research interests are in the fields of comparative and global social policy and governance.
|Martin Koch is Assistant Professor at Bielefeld University.
His research interests are international organizations, organization studies, world society studies, international political sociology and global inequality.
In his current research he is working on a sociological re-conceptualization of international organizations as organizations in world society.
He is principal investigator of the project "Global perceptions of inequality in world society" (together with Mathias Albert).
|Willibald Steinmetz is professor of modern political
history at the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, Bielefeld University. His research interests include theory and practice of historical discourse analysis,
interactions between language use and political action in various institutional settings (18th - 20th centuries) and Anglo-American and continental European traditions of law in comparison (19th - 20th centuries).
|Andreas Vasilache is Professor for European Studies at Bielefeld University
and Director of the Centre for German and European Studies (CGES) at Bielfeld University and Saint Petersburg State University. His research interests include International
Relations (IR) and European Studies as well as International Political Theory (IPT), Europe-Asia Relations, Comparative Regionalization in World Society, intern- and transcultural relations and borders, boundaries and limits in World Society
|Tobias Werron is Professor of Sociological Theory at the Faculty of Sociology. His main areas of research are globalization and world society theory, sociology of competition, media sociology, and the sociology of sport. He is currently working on a book on the sociology of competition.|
Official Opening of the RTG on 24 October
We would like to invite you to the Official Opening of the RTG and the guest lecture "'Lies are the Law of the World!' News and Global Media Networks in the Twentieth Century" by Prof. Dr. Heidi Tworek (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) on Tuesday, 24 October at 18:15 in room no. X C3-107.
The RTG "World Politics" started on 01 October
On 01 October 2017, the Research Training Group "World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society" started. Nine doctoral researchers and one post-doctoral researcher took up their positions.
The RTG is approved
We are pleased to announce that the DFG has approved our Research Training Group application. The new Research Training Group `World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society´ will start 01 October 2017.