© Kersting


Since April 2011, the Chair of Local and Regional Government is run by Prof. Dr. Norbert Kersting, who was director of the Willy Brandt chair on Transformation and Regional Integration at the Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch in South Africa prior to this. Before, Norbert Kersting worked at different universities in leading positions, suchs as the University of Marburg, Kassel and Koblenz-Landau.

Norbert Kersting is supported by his research fellows Phillip Hocks, Jan Philipp Thomeczek and the student assistent Jannis Haendke.


Prof. Dr. Norbert Kersting

Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen

Phillip Hocks

Jan Philipp Thomeczek


Christoph Kenkel

Lara Fregin

Studentische Hilfskräfte

Jannis Haendke

Julian David Müller

Lara Fregin

Carlos Apel

Jetzige DoktorandInnen und ehemalige MitarbeiterInnen/DoktorandInnen

Sophie Almers

Janina Blome

David Graubner

Phillip Hocks

Katharina Kullmann

Mara Ramalho Mendes

Blessmore Nhikiti

Marc Schutz

Indra Smith

Jan Philipp Thomeczek

Jessig Voigt

Sylwia Patron

Johannes Bauser (prom. 2020)

Jan-Niclas Gesenhuis (prom. 2019)

Andrew Masiko (prom. 2019)

Yimei Zhu (prom. 2019)

Abel Reiberg (prom. 2018)

Sebastian Schneider (prom. 2017)

Deodatus Shayo (prom. 2017)

Emmy Chepkirui (prom. 2017)

Tobias Zimmermann (prom. 2016)

Jürgen Langhans (prom. 2014)