Lecturers of the Berlin Summer School 2018

First Week Lecturers in the Thematic Areas:


Epistemological Foundations of Methodological Paradigms:

Donatella Della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore

Nikita Dhawan, Universität Innsbruck


Causation and Explanation in the Social Sciences:

Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University

Hendrik Wagenaar, University of Sheffield


Concepts as Building Blocks of Theories:

Staffan Lindberg, University of Gothemburg

More info will be available soon


Linking Micro and Macro Perspectives:

Steve Fleetwood, UWE Bristol

Silvia Federici, Hofstra University


Keynote on Politics of Methodologies (more info): 

María do Mar Castro Varela, (ASH Berlin)



Second Week Lecturers in the Thematic Panels:


1. External Governance, Interregionalism, and Domestic Change

Konstantin Vössing (Humboldt-University of Berlin), Matthew D. Stephen (WZB Berlin Social Science Center),  Jelena Cupac (WZB Berlin Social Science Center)

Moderator: Maryna Shevtsova (Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation-Kyiv)


2. Citizenship, Migration, and Identities

Sina Arnold (Center for Research on Antisemitism, TU Berlin), Ruth Ditlmann (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) and More info will be available soon

Moderator: Leandro Aramburu (BGSS)


3. Social Struggle and Globalization

Andrej Grubacic (California Institute of Integral Studies), Mona Motakef (Humboldt-University of Berlin), Dieter Plehwe (WZB Berlin Social Science Center), and Christoph Sorg (BGSS Berlin Graduate School of Social Science)

Moderator: Christoph Sorg (BGSS)


4. Democracy at the Crossroads

More info will be available soon

Moderator: Marcus Spittler (WZB)



Additional workshops:


Breaching the paywall: Open access in the social sciences

Philippe Joly (BGSS/WZB)