Past Visiting Scholars

Jonathan Hall

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


Chase Foster

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


Caroline Schultz

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


Stefan Bickel

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).


Ian P. Beacock

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).


Başak Kale

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


David Bosse

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.


Lutz Mez

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.


Johanna Schick

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.


Mónica López Lerma

Mónica López Lerma is Associate Professor of Spanish and Humanities at Reed College. She received a PhD in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Film Studies from the University of Michigan. She also holds a Law degree from the University of Valencia (Spain) and a LL.M. in Jurisprudence from the European Academy of Legal Theory (Belgium). At Reed she teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses in film theory, political documentaries, law and violence, justice and the senses, and cinema and human rights. She has also taught both graduate seminars and undergraduate courses at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki, the Peter A. Allard School of Law of the University of British Columbia, and the School of International Relations of the Kyrgyz State National University.
Mónica’s research interests include contemporary Spanish film and literature, with particular emphasis on film theory, gender, aesthetics, politics, memory, and law and humanities. She is the author of Sensing Justice through Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics, Law (Edinburgh University Press, 2021) and the co-editor of Rancière and Law (Routledge, 2018).  She is currently working on a new book project tentatively titled Documentaries Against the Law: Evidence, Affect, and Reflexivity and editing a book entitled Espacios y límites de la (in)justicia en la España contemporánea.
From 2012 to 2017, Mónica was editor-in-chief of No-Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and currently is a member of its editorial board. She also serves on the Executive Committee on 20th and 21st Century Spanish and Iberian Languages, Literatures and Cultures (2019-2024).
Mónica’s research has been funded by numerous fellowships, such as the Finnish Cultural Foundation Grant, the Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowship, and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Research Fellowship.