Past Visiting Scholars

PhD Candidate, Department of History, Stanford University; Sessional Lecturer, Department of History, University of British Columbia

Ian Beacock is a historian of modern Europe and Germany. His current research investigates the relationship between emotions and democracy in the Weimar Republic (1918–1933).

Visiting IT Coordinator, IT Department, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

Stefan Bickel is a visiting scholar from the IT Department of Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). He is currently working in security information and event management (SIEM).

Master’s Student, International Relations and Sociology, John F. Kennedy Institute at Freie Universität Berlin; Visiting International Research Student at the Institute for European Studies, University of British Columbia

David Bosse’s research examines the influence of transnational environmental advocacy networks on recent Canadian foreign policy. He is interested in international relations theory, Canadian politics, foreign and security policies, international climate politics, interest groups, and norms research.

Visiting Doctoral Student, Department of Government, Harvard University

Chase Foster studies comparative politics and public policy in Europe and North America.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Jonathan Hall’s research utilizes field experiments, surveys, and mixed-methods to study the impact of war and displacement on individuals’ political psychology.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of International Relations, Middle East Technical University

Başak Kale’s research focuses on Turkey-EU relations, EU’s enlargement, Europeanization of migration policies, and Syrian refugee protection and burden sharing.

Senior Assistant Professor (Privatdozent), Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. havil. and venia legendi in Political Science 2001

In 2016 the German Federal Cross of Merit was awarded for Lutz Mez’s achievements on federal, regional and EU level in the scientific field of energy transition and the development of a sustainable energy policy in recent decades.

Visiting International Research Student, Department of Education and Psychology, `Futures Studies´ (M.A.) at Freie Universität Berlin

Johanna Schick is a visiting scholar from Freie Universität Berlin. Her current research focuses on the role of civil society and social movements in a sustainability transition. Johanna’s research interests include sustainability transitions, sustainable consumption and production, and circular economy.

Visiting Graduate Student, Chair of Political Sociology of the University of Bamberg, Germany

Caroline Schultz is interested in the implementation and effects of migration policies, migration and development, and labour market integration policies.