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Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany)

Annette Zimmer (Coordinator)

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Annette Zimmer, Professor of Social Policy and Comparative Politics at Muenster University was affiliated with the Program on Non-profit-Organizations at Yale University (USA) and with the John Hopkins Project. She served as the DAAD Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto (Canada), and as a visiting scholar at the American Institute for Contemporary Germany Studies (AICGS) in Washington D.C. Currently, she is a member of the Advisory Board of the German Survey on Volunteering (Freiwilligensurvey), which is funded by the Federal Government. She is the author of numerous books and articles. Most recently, she became president-elect of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR).

Thomas Dietz (WP 3 Leader)

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Thomas Dietz is Juniorprofessor for Politics and Law at the University of
Münster. Before coming to Münster he was a postdoctoral fellow in the
Institute of European and Comparative Law at the University of Oxford and a
member of Wolfson College. Thomas holds an MA in Political Science from the
University of Bonn and a PhD in Law from the University of Bremen, where he
also worked as a research fellow at the Collaborative Research Center 597
“Transformations of the State”. His research is focused on the areas of
International Politics, International Law and Sustainable Development.

Katharina Obuch (Project Manager)


Katharina Obuch is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Politics (GraSP) at the University of Muenster and a doctoral fellow of Heinrich Böll Stiftung. She studied Political Science, English and Romance Philology at the University of Muenster. She worked as a research assistant in a project on “Gender Relations in Authoritarian Regimes” (2013-2015) at the Center for European Gender Studies (ZEUGS) and in the European research project “EFESEIIS – Enabling the Flourishing and Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship for Innovative and Inclusive Societies” (2013-2016). Her research interests include civil society, gender relations and democratization with a focus on Latin American countries.

Anna-Christine Hennig (Student Assistant)

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Anna-Christine Hennig is an undergraduate student being enrolled in a Bachelor programme on Economics and Law, meanwhile preparing herself for the state examination in law. She is working for different projects at the Institute of Political Science since October 2016 and is currently responsible for FAB-MOVE as a student assistant.