|Prof. Dr. Timm Beichelt is director of the Viadrina Institute for European Studies (IFES) and professor of the Department of European Studies. More about Timm Beichelt can be found on the website of his professorship for European studies.|
|Dr. Clara Frysztacka researches historical time as a hegemonic category of self - location in European Modernism, which in the long 19th century articulated ambivalent and peripheral forms of Eastern European affiliation to Europe. More about Clara Frysztacka can be found on the website of the Department of Contemporary History (in German language).|
|Claire Gauthier supports the Kelso-Professorship and the Intercentar as research associate (PhD candidate) and EU-policy and public relations officer. Further information can be found on the website of the Kelso-Professorship.|
|Dr. Stefan Hanisch has been working for the Kelso Professorship of Comparative Law, East European Business Law and European Legal Policy as a research associate since October 2010. More about Stefan Hanisch can be found on the website of the Kelso-Professorship.|
|Dr. Anja Hennig deals with the comparative analysis of the relationship between religion and politics in contemporary Europe and with transnational resistance to gender equality as an example of illiberal responses to liberally understood policies. Her country focus is Poland. More information can be found here.|
|Dr. Amelie Kutter initiated the Periphery Group at IFES and contributes to the study of political legitimacy and EU-induced social change, with a particular focus on public discourse and the political economy of European integration. More information about Amelie Kutter can be found on her personal website.|
|Dr. Pawel Lewicki is researching Europeanization processes, especially from the post-colonial and (post) imperial perspective. He is currently working on trajectories of HIV-positive bodies from Central and Eastern Europe in Berlin and Stockholm. Further information on Pawel Lewicki can be found on the website of the Chair of Comparative Central European Studies (in German language).|
|Prof. Dr. iur. Jens Lowitzsch is the Chair of the Kelso-Professorship since October 1st, 2010. He teaches Comparative Law, East European Economic Law and European Legal Policy at the European University Viadrina. More information can be found here.|
|Professor Minkenberg's research interests include the radical right in liberal democracies; immigration, nationalism and the politics of citizenship; and the relationship between religion and politics in Western societies. Further information can be found here.|
|Prof. Dr. Jürgen Neyer questions the connection between social structural changes and failing political orders. More about Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Neyer can be found on the website of his professorship for European and International Politics (in German language).|
Jennifer Ramme deals with Poland and Eastern Central Europe, with a particular focus on social movements / NGOs and disputed gender orders. More information about Jennifer Ramme can be found on the website of the Professorship for German-Polish Cultural and Literary Relations and Gender Studies / Katedra Polsko-Niemieckich Związków Kulturowych i Literackich oraz Gender Studies as well as on the blog Kunst des Protests - Protest der Kunst (in German language).
|Dr. Estela Schindel is the Academic Coordinator of the Viadrina Institute for European Studies. Her research interests include the social dynamics of exception and exclusion, dictatorship and violence research as well as cultures of remembrance in a comparative perspective, spatial and urban research with a focus on Latin America as well as border regimes and border theories. More information about Estela Schindel can be found here.|
|Climate change becomes increasingly noticeable in our everyday life. Evermore extreme floods, heat waves and droughts affect businesses, public infrastructures and also the citizens of Germany and the European Union. This creates big challenges, in particular for insurance companies. Questions on how to comprehend and tackle such climate impacts are important topics for insurance economies and European environmental economy. The main research areas of Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze are: Sustainability Economics, insurance coverage of climate risks and management of natural hazards in Europe. More information can be found on the website of the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ).|
|Dr. Elsa Tulmets‘ research topics include the sociology and policy analysis of the European Union, the foreign policy of the EU as well as that of the EU member states and policy transfers and norm circulation. Regional focuses are Germany, France and Central Eastern Europe. Further information on Elsa Tulmets can be found on the website of the Master's Programme in European Studies.|
|Prof. Dr. Claudia Weber
Further information about Claudia Weber can be found on the website of her professorship for European Contemporary History (in German language).
|Prof. Dr. Klaus Weber
Further information about Prof. Dr. Klaus Weber can be found on the website of the Department of Economic and Social History (in German language).
|Dr. Susann Worschech researches on protest, participation, democracy and political interaction in post-socialist Europe and introduces methodological impulses, especially for social network analysis. Further information on Susann Worschech can be found on the website of the Master of European Studies (in German language).|
|Dr. Christiane Barnickel was a research associate at the chair of European Studies until March 2021.Her research interests include legitimacy and (post)democracy, political discourses, and the role of (non-)knowledge in politics.|
|Dr. Daria Isachenko was a research associate at the Viadrina Institute for European Studies from January 2017 to December 2018. Her current research interests include recognition in international politics, forms of rule and interaction between foreign policy and governance practices in Eastern and Southeastern Europe.|