CURRICULUM VITAE

WEISS, Alexander

Education

Adjunct Professor (Privatdozent) with licence to teach (venia legendi) in Political Science

University of Hamburg

16 October 2018

 

Cumulative Habilitation  Submitted: 23 Mai 2017 – Colloquium: 22 August 2018

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Hamburg University, Colloquium: 22nd August 2018

Habilitation title: “Comparative Democratic Theory. Transformations of Democratic Theory Facing the Challenge of Non-Western Thought”

Reviewer: Peter Niesen, Olaf Asbach (Hamburg University), Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame, US)

PhD (Doctor disc. pol.) November 2007

Department for Political Science, Goettingen University

Dissertation title: “Theory of parliamentary publicity. History of discourse and deliberative model”

Supervisors: Walter Reese-Schäfer, Peter Niesen

Grade: magna cum laude

Magister in Political Science March 2000

University of Hamburg: Political Science (Major), Philosophy, and Newer German Literature (two minors)

Grade: Sehr gut (best possible)

Positions

Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Theory and History of Ideas

Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany

Since 2020

 

 

Lectureships at Hamburg University and Leuphana University, Lüneburg Since 2018

 

Visiting Scholar at Leuphana University, Lüneburg 2019
Administration of the professorship “Political System of Germany and the European Union” (50%) at Leuphana University, Lüneburg 2019
Fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Berlin, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center 2018
Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Theory and History of Ideas

Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany

2016 – 2018
Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Theory and History of Ideas

Institute for Political Science, Hamburg University, Germany

2009 – 2016
Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Theory and History of Ideas

Institute for Political Science, University of Augsburg, Germany

2008 – 2009

Fellowships and Funded Research

 

Fellowship October – November 2018

Research Project “Digitalization and Comparative Democratic Theory”, Fellowship at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Berlin, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center

 

Research Project August – September 2013

Research Project “Democratic Theories in China” at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, funded by the Scholar Exchange Program of the University of Hamburg.

Short Term Lectureship 2009

Short term lectureship at the Summer School “German Political Thought in the 20th Century” at the Universidade de São Paulo, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

 

Research Project August – September 2008

Research Project “Parliamentary Publicities in South Korea, France, and Germany”, funded by the Korean Research Foundation (KRF) and the DAAD.

 

DFG-Scholarship 2000 – 2003

DFG-scholarship (German Research Foundation) an the European research training group (Europäisches Graduiertenkolleg) 625 Institutional Orders, Writing and Symbols at the Technical University Dresden and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

Teaching Assistantship 1997 – 1998

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana: exchange program with University Hamburg, DAAD co-funded, teaching assistant for classes of German as a Foreign Language

Erasmus-Scholarship 1996 – 1997

Université Nanterre, Paris

 

Obtained Fundings

 

2000 – 2003 DFG-Stipendium im Europäischen Internationalen Graduiertenkolleg 625 „Institutionelle Ordnungen, Schrift und Symbole“ an der TU Dresden und der École pratique des hautes études in Paris Ca. 36.000€
2007 Research Project „Parliamentary Publicities in South Korea, France, and Germany“, funded by DAAD and Korean Research Foundation Ca. 5.000€
2010 DAAD-short-term professoship at the Summer School „O pensamento político alemão no século 20 e sua recepção no Brasil“ (in English), Universidade Sao Paulo Ca. 4.000€
2013 Research Project „Democratic Theory in China” at National Taiwan University, Taipeh, funded by the researcher exchange programm, University of Hamburg. Ca. 6.000€
2015 Conference funding by Thyssen Foundation for the conference „‘Democracy’ beyond the West. Theories, Discourses, Attitudes“, University of Hamburg 10.000€
2015 Conference funding by the Faculty for Economy and Social Sciences for the conference „‘Democracy’ beyond the West. Theories, Discourses, Attitudes“, University of Hamburg 10.000€
2016 Funding of publication of annual special issue of „Politische Vierteljahresschrift“ (PVS-Sonderheft) „‘Democracy’ beyond the West. Theories, Discourses, Attitudes“ 3.000€
submitted 2019 (decision Nov. 2019) Submitted application for funding of a research group for the project Antrag auf Forschungsprojekt „Democracy as Global Experience. Democratic Research in its historic and regional contexts“ at Gerda Henkel Foundation (together with Sophia Schubert) (248.011€)

 

Academic Activities, Teaching

Supervisions 2009 – ongoing

Supervisor for final theses for more than 20 graduate students and more than 30 undergraduate students

Teaching 2002 – ongoing

45 independent seminars and lectures in political theory, political system and general introduction into political science on all levels of undergraduate and graduate studies at universities in Dresden, Augsburg, Hamburg, Lüneburg, São Paulo, both in German and English.

Commissions of Trust and Review 2012 – ongoing

Editorial Board for the series “Trans- and Intercultural Political Theory and Intellectual History”, Springer Verlag.

Review for several academic journals (among them: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Leviathan, Zeitschrift für Politische Theorie, Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft)

Memberships of Scientific Societies 2002 – ongoing

2012 – ongoing     Member, Research Network “DVPW (German Association for Political Science)”

2002 – ongoing     Member, Research Network “Theory Section within the DVPW”

2011 – ongoing     Co-founder, speaker, and member of the Standing Group “Transcultural comparative political theory”

Career Breaks 2009/2010 and 2015

Parental leave (2 months and 5 months) for my wonderful children

Language Skills

German: native language

English: fluent

French: fluent

Latin: first foreign language, qualification in Latin