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

Felix Berenskoetter, SOAS University of London


Linking Micro and Macro Perspectives:

Steve Fleetwood, UWE Bristol

Silvia Federici, Hofstra University


Keynote on Politics of Methodologies: 

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), and Maryna Shevtsova (University of Florida/Institute of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation)

Moderator: Maryna Shevtsova (University of Florida/Institute of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation)


2. Citizenship, Migration, and Identities

Sina Arnold (Center for Research on Antisemitism, TU Berlin), Ruth Ditlmann (WZB Berlin Social Science Center), Tina Goldschmidt (Umeå University), and Daniel Auer (WZB Berlin Social Science Center)

Moderator: Leandro Aramburu (BGSS)


3. Social Struggle and Globalization

Michela Villani (University of Fribourg), Phillip Ayoub (Drexel University), Dieter Plehwe (WZB Berlin Social Science Center), and Chris Zepeda-Millán (UC Berkeley)

Moderator: Christoph Sorg (BGSS)


4. Democracy at the Crossroads

Diana Burlacu (Humboldt-University of Berlin), Thorsten Thiel (WZB Berlin Social Science Center), Bernhard Weßels (WZB Berlin Social Science Center), and Johannes Gerschewski (Humboldt-University of Berlin)

Moderator: Marcus Spittler (WZB)



Additional workshops:


Breaching the paywall: Open access in the social sciences

Philippe Joly (BGSS/WZB)