© 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 Indra Smith, Phillip Hocks, Jan Philipp Thomeczek and the student assistent Jan Kaßner.


Prof. Dr. Norbert Kersting


Ute Barst

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter

Phillip Hocks

Indra Smith


Sina Resch

Jan Kaßner

Studentische Hilfskräfte

Linda Rüthers

Julian David Müller


Phillip Hocks

Andrew Masiko

Janina Blome

David Graubner

Johannes Bauser

Jan-Niclas Gesenhus

Yimei Zhu

Emmy Chepkirui

Sylwia Patron

Katharina Kullmann

Ehemalige MitarbeiterInnen und Doktoranden

Abel Reiberg (prom. 2018)

Sebastian Schneider (prom. 2017)

Deodatus Shayo (prom. 2017)

Dr. Tobias Zimmermann (prom. 2016)

Benjamin Redeker

Martin Althoff

Simon Goldbeck-Fabian

Sophie Schmalz

Robert Förster

Martin Sacher

Katharina Erschov

Franziska Ziegler

Farina Clemens

Friedrich Paulsen

Andrea Walter