Prof. Dr. Svenja Ahlhaus

Prof. Dr. Svenja Ahlhaus

Scharnhorststr. 100
48151 Münster

T: +49 251 83-29354

Academic Profiles

 
  • Research Areas

    • Political Theory
    • Democratic Theory
    • Democracy and Religion: Democratic challengs of religious plurality
    • Theories of Political Representation and Ecological Crises (Sustainability, Climate Politics, Animal Politics)
    • Boundaries of Political Communities, Migration, Citizenship, Membership
    • Democratic Legitimacy of Political Institutions (e.g. Citizen's Assemblies, strategic litigation)
    • Feminist Theory
  • CV

    Education

    Doctorate in Political Science
    M.A. Political Theory (Goethe-University Frankfurt and TU Darmstadt)
    M.A. Legal and Political Theory University College London
    B.A. Political Science (FU Berlin)

    Positions

    Research Associate (Postdoc) in Political Theory, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg
    Research Associate (Pre-doc) in Political Theory, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg
    Visiting Assistant in Research, Yale University, Political Science Department (Host: Seyla Benhabib)
    Visiting Researcher, European University Institute, Italy (Host: Rainer Bauböck)

    Honors

    Werner von Melle Award – Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung and Edmund Siemers-Stiftung
    Hamburg Teaching Award – Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung, Gleichstellung und Bezirke der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg
    DAAD Forschungsstipendium für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
    Josef Esser Award for the best MA Thesis – Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt
    Gay Clifford Award for Outstanding Women Students – University College London
    Stipendium für Studierende – Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

    External Function

    German Political Science Association (Member)
  • Teaching

    Seminar
    Praktika
    • Praktikum: Internship report (Master) [066859]
      (in cooperation with Dr. Ulrich Hamenstädt, Prof. Dr. Bernd Schlipphak, Prof. Dr. Norbert Kersting, apl. Prof. Christiane Frantz, Dr. Max Schulte, Prof. Dr. Oliver Treib, Dr. Inga Nüthen, Dr. Tobias Albrecht, Dr. Manon Westphal, Jun.-Prof. Antonia Graf, apl. Prof. Matthias Freise, Prof. Dr. Daniel Bischof, Dr. Ivo Hernandez, Karen Siegel)
    • Praktikum: Internship report (Master) [066860]
      (in cooperation with Dr. Manon Westphal, Prof. Dr. Norbert Kersting, Prof. Dr. Daniel Bischof, Prof. Dr. Oliver Treib, Dr. Ivo Hernandez, Karen Siegel, Dr. Tobias Albrecht)
    Lektürekurs

    Seminar
    Praktikum
    • Praktikum: Internship report (Master) [064868]
      (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Gabriele Wilde, Dr. Ulrich Hamenstädt, Dr. Markus Patberg, Dr. Max Schulte, apl. Prof. Christiane Frantz, Dr. Tobias Albrecht, Prof. Dr. Antje Vetterlein, Dr. Carsten Wegscheider, Dr. Manon Westphal, Jun.-Prof. Antonia Graf, Prof. Dr. Thomas Dietz, Dr. Felix Petersen, apl. Prof. Matthias Freise, Dr. Ivo Hernandez)
    Lektürekurs

    Seminar
    Praktika
    • Praktikum: Internship report (Master) [062075]
      (in cooperation with Dr. Tobias Gumbert, Jun.-Prof. Antonia Graf, Prof. Dr. Thomas Dietz, Prof. Dr. Bernd Schlipphak, Prof. Dr. Oliver Treib, Dr. Ivo Hernandez, Dr. Tobias Albrecht)
    • Praktikum: Internship report (Master) [062022]
      (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Gabriele Wilde, Dr. Tobias Gumbert, Dr. Ulrich Hamenstädt, Prof. Dr. Bernd Schlipphak, Prof. Dr. Norbert Kersting, apl. Prof. Christiane Frantz, Dr. Ivo Hernandez, Prof. Dr. Oliver Treib, Dr. Tobias Albrecht, Jun.-Prof. Antonia Graf, Prof. Dr. Thomas Dietz, apl. Prof. Matthias Freise, Dr. Felix Petersen)
    Kolloquium
    Lektürekurs

  • Projects

    Selection

    • EXC 2060 B3-45 - Democratic Legitimacy of Strategic Litigation in the Context of Religion ()
      Subproject in DFG-Joint Project Hosted at the University of Münster: DFG - Cluster of Excellence | Project Number: EXC 2060/1

    Complete List

    • EXC 2060 B3-45 - Democratic Legitimacy of Strategic Litigation in the Context of Religion ()
      Subproject in DFG-Joint Project Hosted at the University of Münster: DFG - Cluster of Excellence | Project Number: EXC 2060/1
    • "Normative Challenges of the European Asylum System", interdisciplinary research group at Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld (with three co-applicants) ()
      Project Carried out outside the University Münster
  • Publications

    Books (Monographs)

    • Ahlhaus, Svenja. . Die Grenzen des Demos. Mitgliedschaftspolitik aus postsouveräner Perspektive. Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag.

    Articles

    Articles in Scientific Journals, Newspapers or Magazines
    Research Articles (Journals)
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja; Patberg, Markus. . „Exit-Politik als Regression. Wider den souveränen Voluntarismus.“ Leviathan - Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft 51, No. Sonderband 40: 170–191. doi: 10.5771/9783748933076 .
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja. . ‘Plural reconstruction: A method of critical theory for the analysis of emerging and contested political practices.’ Philosophy and Social Criticism 48, No. 5: 703–725. doi: 10.1177/01914537211017570.
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja; Niesen, Peter. . ‘Regressions in Membership Law. For a Cosmopolitanism from within.’ Constellations (Oxford, England) 26, No. 3: 492–503. doi: 10.1111/1467-8675.12433.
    • Niesen, Peter; Ahlhaus, Svenja; Patberg, Markus. . ‘Konstituierende Autorität. Ein Grundbegriff für die Internationale Politische Theorie.’ Zeitschrift für Politische Theorie 6, No. 2: 159–172. doi: 10.3224/zpth.v6i2.22875.
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja; Niesen, Peter. . ‘What is Animal Politics? Outline of a New Research Agenda.’ Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung 40, No. 4: 7–31.
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja. . „Tiere im Parlament? Für ein neues Verständnis politischer Repräsentation.“ Mittelweg 36 23, No. 5: 59–73.
    Review (Journals)
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja. . ‘Review of Fine, Sarah; Ypi, Lea (eds): Migration in Political Theory.’ Constellations (Oxford, England) 23, No. 1: 133–134. doi: 10.1111/1467-8675.12271.
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja. . „Benhabib, Seyla: Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times.“ Politische Vierteljahresschrift 53, No. 4: 690–692.
    Book Contributions
    Research Article (Book Contributions)
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja.Political Representation of Animals.’ In The Oxford Handbook of Global Animal Law, edited by Peters, Anne; Stilt, Kristen; Stucki, Saskia. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [accepted / in Press (not yet published)]
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja.Shifting Borders, Shifting Political Representation.’ In Lawless Zones, Rightless Subjects: Migration, Asylum and Shifting Borders, edited by Benhabib, Seyla; Shachar, Ayelet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [accepted / in Press (not yet published)]
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja; Niesen, Peter. . ‘Regressionen des Mitgliedschaftsrechts: Für einen Kosmopolitismus von innen.’ In Kritische Theorie der Politik, edited by Bohman, Ulf; Sörensen; Paul, 610–633. Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag.
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja. . ‘The Democratic Paradox of International Human Rights Courts: A Kantian Solution?’ In Kantian Theory and Human Rights, edited by Føllesdal, Andreas; Maliks, Reidar, 113–129. London/New York: Routledge.
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja; Niesen, Peter. . „Der Axtmörder und die Menschenrechtsgerichtsbarkeit. Überlegungen zum Fall Hirst des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte.“ In Grenzen der europäischen Integration. Herausforderungen für Recht und Politik, herausgegeben von Franzius, Claudio; Mayer, Franz C.; Neyer, Jürgen, 149–172. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja; Patberg, Markus. . ‘Von der verfassunggebenden zur konstitutionalisierenden Gewalt. Die demokratische Legitimität völkerrechtlicher Konstitutionalisierung.’ In Suprastaatliche Konstitutionalisierung. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 23-56 (with Markus Patberg), edited by Fassbender, Bardo; Siehr, Angelika, 23–56. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.
    Reviews (Book Contributions)
    • Ahlhaus, Svenja. . „Institutionentheorie als Demokratiewissenschaft.“ In 100 Jahre Politikwissenschaft in Hamburg. Bielefeld: Transcript, 174-177., herausgegeben von Niesen, Peter; Weiß, David, 174–177. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

    Special Issues of Journals

    • Animal Politics. A New Research Agenda in Political Theory’, edited by Ahlhaus, Svenja; Niesen, Peter . Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung 40. doi: 0.12759/hsr.40.2015.4.7-31.

    Web Publications (Blog Articles)

    • Ahlhaus, Svenja. . Rezension zu Ingeborg Maus (2015): Menschenrechte, Demokratie und Frieden. Suhrkamp. Soziopolis.
  • Supervised Doctoral Study

    Die normative Diskussion über strategische Prozessführung in der Religionspolitik (mit Bezug zur Klimapolitik)