Chair for Comparative Politics / International Development Studies
PD Dr. Claudia Wiesner
Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften und Philosophie
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Office: Room 00 044 (G floor)
Office hours: winter term 2015/2016: Wednesdays 10:00 to 11:00
Office hours during term break: -
Short Bio (complete CV)
Career: Chair for Comparative Politics and International Development Studies at Philipps University of Marburg since March 2010. Chair for Political Science at University of Hildesheim 2007-2010. Previously Assistant professor at the University Duisburg-Essen.
Studies and qualifications: Japanology, Arabic and Social Sciences at the Universities of Bonn, Tokyo and Cairo. Translator (Diploma) for Japanese and Arabic. Worked as science journalist throughout her studies. PhD at the Free University Berlin, afterwards research fellow at the Universities of Potsdam and Duisburg. In Duisburg interim Professor for East-Asian Politics from 1996-1998. Habilitation at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2004; Venia legendi in Comparative and International Politics.
Research: Acquisition, handling and direction of third-party funded research projects. Focal points are the politics of the Near and Middle East, East and South East Asia as well as political Islam and Gender Studies.
Distinctions: Inclusion in an online portal for distinguished female scientists in German-speaking countries (2010; nominated by DFG). Link.
⇒ Current courses, Office hours and PhD studies ⇐
Latest Publications (complete
recent open access article:
2014. Reflections: Normativities in Area Studies and Disciplines; in: Forum Transregionale Studien (Blog),http://trafo.hypotheses.org/category/areas-and-disciplines (last eccaess: Dec. 28, 2014)
- Derichs, Claudia (ed.): Women’s Movements and Countermovements. The Quest for Gender Equality in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Derichs, Claudia (ed.): Women’s Movements and Countermovements. The Quest for Gender Equality in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 1-8.
- Mapping the Epistemic Field; in: Derichs, Claudia (ed.): Women’s Movements and Countermovements. The Quest for Gender Equality in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 151-159.
- Constitutional Rights in Multiethnic States – The Case of Malaysia; in: Ehlers, Dirk/Henning Glaser/Kittisak Prokati (eds.): Constitutionalism and Good Governance: Eastern and Western Perspectives. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2014, pp. 255-279.
- (guest editor) Asien. The German Journal on Contemporary Asia. Issue 132(2014) on ‘Strange Bed Fellows? – Area Studies and Disciplines’.
- (guest editor): International Quarterly for Asian Studies. Vol. 44(2013):3-4 on ‘Japan and Southeast Asia’.
- (guest editor with Thomas Demmelhuber and Russell Lucas, eds.): Journal of Arabian Studies 4.2(2014) special section on ‘Rethinking the Monarchy-Republic Gap in the Middle East’.
- Area Studies cum Disciplines: Asia and Europe from a Transdisciplinary Perspective; in: Asien. The German Journal on Contemporary Asia. Issue 132(2014): 5-11.
- Theory-Driven conceptualization and Epistemic Reflection in Comparative Area Studies: Some Thouhgts on “Unwritten Constitutions” and Research Designs; in: Asien. The German Journal on Contemporary Asia. Issue 132(2014): 26-34.
- Asiatische Zeitenwende? – Von der bipolaren zur polyzentrischen Weltordnung [Asian Swing of Tide? – From Bipolar to Polycentric World Order]; in: PVS Sonderheft 48 [Political Science Quarterly (PVS) Special Issue 48]: Jakobeit, Cord et al. (Hg.): Entwicklungstheorien. Weltgesellschaftliche Transformationen, entwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen, theoretische Innovationen [Development Theories. World Society Transformations, Developmental Challenges, Theoretical Innovations] pp. 41-66.
- (with Thomas Demmelhuber): Monarchies and Republics, State and Regime, Durability and Fragility in View of the Arab Spring; in: Journal of Arabian Studies 4.2(2014): 180-94, special section on ‘Rethinking the Monarchy-Republic Gap in the Middle East’. (in print)
- (guest editor with Thomas Demmelhuber and Russell Lucas,
eds.): Journal of Arabian Studies 4.2(2014) special section on
‘Rethinking the Monarchy-Republic Gap in the Middle East’.
- Derichs, Claudia/Mark R. Thompson (eds.): Dynasties and Female
Political Leaders in Asia. Gender, Power and Pedigree. Berlin et
- Gender and Transition in Southeast Asia: Conceptual Travel?, in: Asia Europe Journal, Vol.11(2013)2: 113-127.
- (with Ursula Birsl): Demokratie, Autokratie und Geschlecht – ein europäisch-asiatischer Vergleich [Democracy, Autocracy and Gender – a European-Asian Comparison]; in: Appelt, Erna/Brigitte Aulenbacher/Angelika Wetterer (Hg.): Gesellschaft. Feministische Krisendiagnosen [Society. Feminist Diagnoses of Crisis]. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, pp. 186-202.
- Transnationale Netzwerke muslimischer Frauen – Eindrücke am
Beispiel von Musawah for Equality in the Family [Transnational Networks
of Muslim Women - Impressions from Musawah for Equality in the Family];
in: Ina Wunn/ Mualla Selcuk (eds.): Islam, Frauen, Europa [Islam,
Women, Europe]. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, pp. 225-240.
Development studies; political Islam in Southeast Asia and the Middle East; gender-related political science / gender-related Asian and Middle East studies; Japanese politics.
- Kinship and Politics: Rethinking a conceptual split and its epistemic implications in the social sciences (fellowship research)
- Democracy in
'Unwritten Constitutions' - Asia and Europe in Comparison
(2011-2012, funded by the Ministry for Science and Art of Hessen State,
- Religious pluralism and Contested Religious Authority in Contemporary Indonesian Islam (2011-2013; funded by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
- Policies of Intervention - A Comparison of Portuguese and German Foreign Policy Engagement in South and Central Asia (2011-2013; funded by DAAD)
- Transnational Advocacy Networks of Muslim Women: Organisation, objectives and countermovements in the national and transnational arena (2010-2012, funded by Gerda-Henkel Foundation)
- Transformation, Democratisation and Islamisation in Southeast Asia and the Middle East from a gender perspective (2009-2011; funded by DFG)
- Diversity and social protection among Turkish residents in Germany and Australia (2008-2009; funded by DAAD)
- Dynasties and female political top leaders in Asia (2003-2006, funded by DFG)
- Discourses on reform and political change in East and Southeast Asia (2000-2003; funded by DFG)
- Nation-building in Malaysia (individual project)