Professional Experience

Since 2013
Head of Research Area 'Culture of Participation' at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI)

Since 2008
Professor at the Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Beziehungen (InIIS), University of Bremen

Executive leader of the research project 'Fundamental Rights in the European Union', within the European Research Network Resources, rights and capabilities: in search of social foundations for Europe

2005 - 2006
Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute for Advanced Studies (Berlin), Project: 'Globalising democratic governance? Participation and Representation in International Politics'

Since 2005
Executive Leader of the research project 'Giving New Subjects a Voice: Migrants, Organizations and Integration into the Health Care System', financed by the Volkswagen Foundation
Professor for Political Theory (Problems of Legitimacy in Transnational Political Orders, with a focus on the European Union) at the University of Bremen

Research Fellow Institute of Political Science of the MIT (Cambridge Mass.), Cooperation with Joshua Cohen

Since 2002
Coordinator of the research project 'Participation and legitimation of international organisations' as part of the DFG Research Group 597 'Staatlichkeit im Wandel' (State Transformation) at the University of Bremen

2002 - 2005
Junior Professor for Transnational relationships and political theory at the Graduate School of Social Science (GSSS) at the University of Bremen

Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst
Post-doc Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Westminster University (London); Research project 'Democracy, Deliberation and Learning at the Transnational Level: Risk Regulation in the European Union and the World Trade Organisation', financed by a Marie Curie scholarship at the European Union

Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute Right of the Common Properties (Bonn)

1994 - 1997
Senior Editor responsible for the non-fiction programme and the humanities department of the publishing house Giangiacomo Feltrinelli (Milan)

1992 - 1994
Junior Editor for social sciences at the S. Fischer Verlag; Conceived and edited the interdisciplinary book series Philosophie der Gegenwart on current issues in philosophy and social sciences (14 volumens) at the Fischer Taschenbuchverlag (Frankfurt/Main)