Nele Kortendiek works as a research associate at the Chair of International Relations at ZU since May 2018. 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 London School of Economics and Political Science (awarded with distinction).
From 2014 to 2018 she has been a PhD candidate at the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” with a full PhD scholarship as well as a researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) for a couple of months. She has conducted field research in Greece, Brussels, Geneva, Valletta and Warsaw and has been a visiting researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford.
In her dissertation she researches the role of international organisations in global migration governance. Working with sociological approaches, she studies how governing knowledge emerges in inter-organisational relations in field operations and how it gets translated across organisational levels.
Her further research interests include authority and legitimacy in global governance, knowledge in international organisations as well as borders and democracy.