Prof. Dr. Alexander Brand

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Professor of Political Science/International Relations at Rhine-Waal University. He studied Political Science, Philosophy and Media/Communication Science at the Technical University Dresden, the University of Leipzig and the New School for Social Research (Graduate Faculty), New York City. He received his PhD from TU Dresden’s Faculty of Philosophy on the question of how to conceptualize the intricate relationship of mass media and international relations. Afterwards, he moved on to the Department of Political Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz where he worked as a Senior Lecturer and Post-Doc Researcher. In addition, he held several guest lectureships, amongst others at the School for International Studies Dresden, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the European Management School Mainz.

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Dr. Florian Koch

Post-doctoral researcher, lecturer and coordinator of the Jean Monnet Chair at the Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. He is also associate researcher with the IS3P Institute, Paris Descartes University. Recently, he finished his PhD thesis at the Paris Descartes University and the University of Leipzig (cotutelle de thèse). His main research focuses on (transnational) societal conflicts and their expressions in a constantly changing world. He held positions as research fellow and lecturer at Le Mans University and at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences. In addition, he worked as lecturer at SciencesPo Paris and at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.

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Prof. Dr. Arne Niemann

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Professor of International Politics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies at the Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. He is currently the Director of the tri-national, interdisciplinary MA programme in European Studies and Co-director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Europe in Global Dialogue”. From 2013-2015 he was co-editor of the Sport & EU Review. His research focuses on the European integration process, European Union politics, and particularly the external relations of the EU. Arne Niemann held positions at the universities of Amsterdam, Dresden and Cambridge and was a visiting researcher for example at the European University Institute in Fiesole. He received a BSc (Econ) in International Relations from the London School of Economics & Political Science as well as an MPhil in European Studies and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.

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Dr. Regina Weber

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Post-doctoral researcher at Rhine-Waal University. Regina Weber is the coordinator of the EUFoot project. She held positions as Senior Advisor at the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung in Düsseldorf and as Lecturer at the Institute of Political Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She studied Political Science and History at the RWTH Aachen, Charles University in Prague and University of Potsdam and received her PhD from the University of Duisburg-Essen with a work on the motives and behaviour of young members in ageing catch-all parties. Her research interest cover aspects of mass membership organisations and their members, especially the behaviour of individuals in changing organisational contexts. She is further interested in researching and teaching of political science methodology, using both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

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Research Assistance

Maria-Cristina Garcia-Marin (Rhine-Waal University), Dec 2018 – Aug 2019

Tilman Luca Menzel (University of Mainz), Oct 2018 – Jul 2019

Yannik Suhre (University of Mainz), Oct 2018 – Jul 2019