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About

Boris Vormann is professor of politics and the head of the politics concentration at Bard College Berlin. He is also an associated researcher at the Chaire de Recherche du Canada en Études Québécoises et Canadiennes (CRÉQC), Université du Québec à Montréal, and affiliate at New York University's Institute for Public Knowledge. Vormann has held visiting positions at the CUNY Graduate Center, Harvard University, New York University and Sciences Po. He has lectured widely, in Germany and abroad, including talks and seminars in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, and Jordan. His research and teaching concentrate on key aspects of global governance, focusing specifically on the relationship between urbanization and globalization; changes in state-market relations and federalism as well as nations and nationalism.

 

Vormann is a regular commentator on public policy debates for different media outlets (incl. ARD, Deutsche Welle, Deutschlandfunk, and NPR Berlin). His most recent books are Die Krise der Demokratie (Aufbau, 2017), Global Port Cities in North America: Urbanization Processes and Global Production Networks from Routledge (2015) and a handbook on politics and policy in the United States for a German-speaking audience (Springer VS, 2016). Vormann was the first political scientist to receive the Fulbright American Studies Award from the German Fulbright Commission in 2015. His current project examines the role of states in building the urban infrastructures of expanding global trade networks across the globe. 

Photo M. Schloesser

Academic Positions

 

Since 09/2017

Professor of Politics

Bard College Berlin 

 

Since 2011

Associated Researcher

Chaire de Recherche du Canada en Études Québécoises et Canadiennes (CRÉQC)

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

 

 

Research Visits and Earlier Appointments

 

10/2015-08/2017

Visiting Professor

Dept. of Political Science, John-F.-Kennedy Institute

Freie Universität Berlin

 

01/2017-05/2017

Lecturer

NYU Berlin

New York University

 

09/2015-10/2015        

Fulbright Fellow

Center for Place, Culture and Politics

CUNY Graduate Center

 

07/2015-09/2015        

Associate Scholar

Mahindra Humanities Center / Urban Theory Lab

Harvard University

 

 

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

04/2013-09/2015

Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer

Department of Political Science

Graduate School of North American Studies

John-F.-Kennedy Institute

Freie Universität Berlin

 

10/2014-09/2015             

Group Leader NYLON Berlin, Einstein Group

Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

 

03/2014-04/2014 

Visiting Researcher

Institute for Public Knowledge

New York University, New York

 

 

 

Education

 

10/2009-03/2013

Ph.D. in Political Science (summa cum laude)

Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

 

09/2011-05/2012

Visiting doctoral candidate in Political Science and Sociology

New York University, New York

 

2011-2014

Research Member

NYLON / Einstein Group

New York University / London School of Economics and Political Science / Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

 

10/2004-09/2009

M.A. in Cultural Studies, Literature, and Linguistics

(American / French and Romance Studies)

Technische Universität, Dresden

 

09/2007-05/2008

Visiting Fulbright fellow in International Relations & Diplomacy

Seton Hall University, New Jersey