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Advisory Board

 

Antje Flüchter

Antje Flüchter is full professor of early modern history and since 2018 she has been dean/vice dean of the faculty of history, philosophy, and theology. Her research interests include the history of global entanglements with a special focus on relations between Asia and Europe, gender history, theory of history, and history of religiosity with a focus on both the confessional age and with a global perspective, She leads a project in the SFB 1288 practices of comparison and the SPP 2130 cultures of translation. Recent publications include "Die Vielfalt der Bilder und die eine Wahrheit: Die Staatlichkeit Indiens in der deutschsprachigen Wahrnehmung (1500-1700)", Affalterbach 2020; "Hofdamen, Witwen und Tempeltänzerinnen - Indische Frauen und Geschlechterrollen in der Wahrnehmung der frühneuzeitlichen Jesuiten", in: Höfert, Becker, Mommertz and Ruppel (ed.), Körper - Macht - Geschlecht. Einsichten und Aussichten zwischen Mittelalter und Gegenwart, Frankfurt 2020, 151-165; together with Angelika Epple and Thomas Müller: "Praktiken des Vergleichens: praxistheoretische Fundierung und heuristische Typologien. Ein Bericht von unterwegs", in: SFB1288 Workingpaper 6, 2020; together with Gulia Nardini: Threefold translation of the body of Christ: concepts of the Eucharist and the body translated in the early modern missionary context, in: Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 7, 2020 and "Translating Jesuits - Translation as a Usefool Tool to Explore Transculturality", in: Brosius, Pangiotopoulos and Richter (ed.), Engaging Transculturality: Concepts, Key Terms, Case Studies, London 2018, 199-214.

 

Bettina Heintz

Bettina Heintz is senior professor at the University of Lucerne. From 2004 to 2013 she was Professor at the Faculty of Sociology of Bielefeld University and Director of the Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) "World Society: Making and Representing the Global". Her research concentrates on world society theory, human rights and sociology of comparison and quantification. Her recent publications include "Menschenrechte in der Weltgesellschaft. Deutungswandel und Wirkungsweise eines globalen Leitwertes", Frankfurt/M: Campus 2015 (ed. with B. Leisering), "Good - Better - Best: Comparisons and the Power of Ranking Orders", in: Willibald Steinmetz (ed.), The Force of Comparison: A New Perspective on Modern European History and the Contemporary World, Oxford Berghahn Books 2019, S. 306-332, Soziale Praktiken des Beobachtens: Vergleichen, Bewerten, Kategorisieren und Quantifizieren. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Sonderheft 73 (mit T. Wobbe).

 

Rainer Schmalz-Bruns (recently passed away)

was Professor for Political Theory and the History of Ideas, Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). Core research areas with respect to World Society and within the field of International Political Theory are International Political Legitimacy, Transnational Democracy and Transnational Constitutionalization. Among his recent respective works are: “Political Legitimacy and Democracy in Transnational Perspective”. Oslo (RECON Report 13) 2011 (ed., together with Rainer Forst); „Das unbestimmte „Selbst“ der Selbstgesetzgebung: Volkssouveränität und die Theorie der Internationalen Beziehungen“. In: Oliver Eberl (Hg.), Transnationalisierung der Volkssouveränität. Stuttgart: Steiner 2011, 147-173; „Die Idee der deliberativen Demokratie in der Bewährungsprobe“. Baden-Baden: Nomos (ed., together with Claudia Landwehr) 2014.

 

Theresa Wobbe

Theresa Wobbe is professor of sociology and gender sociology at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of Potsdam University, Fellow at the „Potsdam Centre for Policy and Management“, and member of the training research group WIPCAD „Wicked Problems – Contested Public Administrations “. Her long time interest is in the institutional transformation of gender, knowledge and social differentiation at the interface of policy, law, and science. A second area of interest is the European Union in world society, especially the interplay of national, supranational, and global institutional levels. During her current stay at the IGK “Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History” (Humboldt University Berlin), she is working on “Making up people – Reworking gender. Labour statistics, legal norms and gender categorization in the European and global context”. The project explores the extent to which today’s occupational statistics reflect a global standardization of productivity and simultaneously, reconfigure gender relations. Recent publications include „Weltgesellschaft. Soziologische Einsichten“, Bielefeld: Transcript 2000 (second edition in preparation); „Menschenrechte im Sog des Binnenmarkts? Die Antidiskriminierungsmaßnahmen der Europäischen Union im globale Deutungsrahmen der Menschenrechte“, in: Bettina Heintz/Britta Leisering (Ed.), Menschenrechte in der Weltgesellschaft. Semantischer Wandel und rechtliche Institutionalisierung. Fankfurt/M./New York: Campus 2014.

How to contact us

Institute for World Society Studies
Bielefeld University
Faculty of Sociology
P.O. Box 100131 
33501 Bielefeld
Germany

 

Institute Manager
Catharina Wessing
Tel: 0049 (0)521 106 3360
iw@uni-bielefeld.de