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Born and educated in Germany, I started my tenure-track as Assistant Professor at UTSA in January 2013. Before I came here, I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at Goethe University, Frankfurt. My work relates to world politics. In particular, I am interested in non-state actors and their involvement in global governance. I also share a broader interest in theories of action and in interpretive as well as reconstructive methodologies.

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.

I regularly offer courses related to global governance, international organizations, and related themes which reflect my research interests. I approach teaching from an interactive, engaging, and student-centered pedagogy since I believe this offers the best way for students to learn and obtain new skills.

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Degrees

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

Current Courses:

  • GLA 1013 - US in the Global Arena (Fall 2017)
  • GLA / POL 4973 - Multinational Enterprises in World Politics (Fall 2017)

Upcoming Courses (Spring 2018):

  • POL 2533 - Introduction to Political Science
  • GLA 3103 - Research Methods in Global Affairs

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General Research Topics & Interests:

  • Agency & Actorhood in Global Governance
  • Multinational Enterprises & Corporate Practices in Global Governance
  • International Organizations, Interorganizational Relations & the United Nations
  • Discursive Foundations & Legitimizations of Global Governance
  • American Pragmatism, Relationalism & Social Theory
  • Interpretive & Reconstructive Research Method(ologie)s

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Additional Information

I am proud to serve as the faculty advisor for the Model United Nations Society at UTSA - please find more information on our past 2017 Alamo Model UN Conference in the Fall here and keep your eyes open for the 2018 conference!

 

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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