College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Curriculum Vitae


Born and educated in Germany, I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at Goethe University, Frankfurt. I arrived at UTSA in January 2013 and received tenure in 2018. My research relates to world politics and global governance. In particular, I am interested in the emergence of agency beyond nation states, which includes private actors such as multinational enterprises as well as intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations.

I have published on multinational enterprises and corporate agency in world politics with Nomos and Lynne Rienner Publishers. 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 offer courses on global governance, international organizations, and related themes which reflect my research interests. I approach these courses from a student-centered pedagogy since I believe this offers the best learning experience.

This year, I received the President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Advancing Globalization 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 also recently hosted the MA in Global Affairs Launch Event and will lead the Study Abroad to Frankfurt & Geneva in the Summer.



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

Research in Progress

Research Topics & Interests:

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

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Additional Information

Below you find a list of classes that I taught at UTSA together with their respective course evaluations.

Spring Term 2020

  • GLA 3103 -Research Methods in Global Affairs
  • GLA/POL 4973 - Senior Seminar: International Organizations & Social Media

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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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