Nele Kortendiek is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of International Relations. She studied Political Science at the Universities of Bremen and Geneva (B.A., awarded with distinction) and holds an M.Sc. in International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science (awarded with distinction). From 2014 to 2018 she has been a PhD candidate at TU Darmstadt and the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” with a full PhD scholarship. During her doctoral research on the role of international organisations in mixed migration governance at the European external border she has conducted field research in Greece, Brussels, Geneva, Valletta and Warsaw. In Fall 2016 she was a visiting researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford and worked as a guest researcher at the Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB Berlin).
Together with Lisbeth Zimmermann, Nele currently leads the DFG-funded research project “Open or closed international organizations? Reactions to civil society contestation” which analyses the interplay between those affected by international policies and professional networks of decision-makers within international organizations.
Her main research interests include knowledge, authority and legitimacy in global governance, international organisations and non-state actors in world politics, international migration politics as well as normative questions of borders and democracy.
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