College of Liberal and Fine Arts

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Born and educated in Germany, I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at Goethe University, Frankfurt. Coming to UTSA in January 2013, I received tenure at UTSA in 2018. My work relates to world politics and global governance. In particular, I am interested in non-state agency and the provision of order beyond nation states. I also share a broad interest in theories of action and in interpretive as well as reconstructive methodologies.

Research-wise, I recently published a book on 'Multinational Enterprises in World Politics' with Nomos and my journal articles appear in International Studies Review, Journal of International Relations and Development, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Business and Politics, Global Society, and Palgrave Communications.

In terms of teaching, I regularly offer courses on global governance, international organizations, and related themes which reflect my research interests. I approach teaching from an interactive and student-centered pedagogy since I believe this offers the best learning experience.

This year, I received the Richard S. Howe Excellence Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and I am proud to serve as faculty advisor for the Model United Nations Society at UTSA and for Sigma Iota Rho - please contact me if you have any questions on these activities!

I will not teach classes in the Spring of 2019 since I am on a Faculty Development Leave. I will lead the Study Abroad to Frankfurt & Geneva in the Summer, though, so please reach out to me if you are interested!



  • Ph.D., Goethe-University Frankfurt, 2012
  • M.A. in Political Science & Contemporary History, Goethe-University Frankfurt, 2007

Research in Progress

aGeneral Research Topics & Interests:

  • Agency & Actorhood in World Politics
  • Multinational Enterprises & Corporate Practices in Global Governance
  • International Organizations, Interorganizational Relations & the United Nations
  • American Pragmatism, Relationalism & Social Theory
  • Interpretive & Reconstructive Research Method(ologie)sa

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Additional Information

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Legal Written Notification

Pursuant to HOP 9.48, Carrying of Concealed Handguns on Campus, my private office (MS 4.03.55) is a designated exclusion zone. As set out in Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed to carry a Concealed Handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411 Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property/office with a concealed handgun.

De conformidad con HOP 9.48, Llevar Armas de Fuego Encubiertas en el Campus, mi oficina privada (MS 4.03.55) es una zona designada de exclusión. Conforme a la sección 30.06 del código penal (trespasar portando armas de fuego) personas con licencia bajo del sub-capitulo H, capitulo 411, codigo de gobierno (ley de portar armas), no deben entrar a esta propiedad portando un arma de fuego.


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