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Dr. Sebastian Knecht

Cohort 2014

Supervisors: Prof. Lora Anne Viola, Prof. Jonas Tallberg


Universität Bielefeld

Fakultät für Soziologie

Postdoctoral Researcher

Sebastian Knecht holds a BA degree in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin and an MA degree in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Bath. He has completed his PhD at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies in March 2019. In his dissertation, he investigates systems of tiered membership in intergovernmental organizations. Sebastian has studied or conducted research in France, the United Kingdom, Norway and Canada. He has taught courses on international organizations, ocean governance and political science methods and regularly teaches on European politics in the postgraduate master of European studies. Since April 2019, Sebastian works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bielefeld.

Title of PhD Thesis:

The Politics of Tiered Membership in Intergovernmental Organizations: Institutional Design between Horizontal Differentiation and Vertical Stratification.

Research Interests:

International Relations

Membership in International Organizations

Polar and Ocean Governance

Science-Policy Interactions

Network Analysis

Organizations/ Sector:

Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Dresden, Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung

Freie Universität Berlin
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