Prof. Dr. Katharina Holzinger

Head of Department

Chair of International Relations and Conflict Management
Department of Politics and Public Administration



Areas of Interest

  • Traditional Governance, sub-Saharan Africa
  • Civil Wars, sub-Saharan Africa
  • Communicative Methods of Conflict Resolution:
    Bargaining Theory, Mediation, Deliberation
  • European Union and Multilevel Systems
  • International Environmental Policy

Short CV

Current position

2007 -
Professor of International Relations and Conflict Management, University of Konstanz

Previous positions (selection)

2004-2007
Professor of Governance and Director at the "Centre for Globalisation and Governance" (CGG), University of Hamburg
2003-2004
Stand-in Professor “Modern Political Theory”, University of Duisburg-Essen
1998-2003
Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Research in Collective Goods, Bonn
1993-1997
Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center (WZB), Berlin

Education

2002
Habilitation in Political Science at University of Bamberg
1993
PhD in Political Science at University of Augsburg
1986
Diploma in Political Science (Master’s equivalent), University of Munich (LMU)

Fellowships, awards, honours

2013
Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
2011
Reinhart Koselleck-Project of the German Research Foundation (DFG): “Traditional Governance and Modern Statehood”
2002-2003
Jean Monnet Fellow at the „European Forum“, European University Institute Florence, Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies

Institutional responsibilities and academic service (selection)

2012-2016
Spokesperson of the Panel for Social Science (FK 111) of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2009-2012
Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Equal Opportunities, University of Konstanz 2008-2012
Member of the Panel for Social Science (FK 111) of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2006-2009
Member of the Board of the German Political Science Association (DVPW)
2003-2006
Member of the Advisory Board of the German Political Science Association (DVPW)

Current board memberships

2017-
Member of the Advisory Board of the "Gutenberg Forschungskolleg", University of Mainz
2015 - 
Member of the Advisory Board of the Social Science Center Berlin (WZB)

Full CV