In the winter semester 2017/18 you can visit me on
18.10. from 2:30 - 4 pm,
25.10. from 11 am - 12:30 pm
08.11. from 2:30 - 4 pm,
in room 107, Ihnestrasse 22. Please register for an appointment using the list that is attached to my office door.
Dr.phil. Freie Universität Berlin (2006), MA International Relations, University of Westminster (Großbritannien) (2000).
Anna Holzscheiter has been Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science since April 2015. During the academic year 2014-2015 she is John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University.
Since April 2015, Anna Holzscheiter is the Head of the Junior Research Group “Governance for Global Health”, which has been established jointly by Freie Universität Berlin and the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB). The Junior Research Group investigates how international organizations respond to an increasing fragmentation of the governance lansdscape in international health. The project seeks to explain how and under what circumstances international organizations intensify their inter-organizational relationships in order to establish governance architectures which promise to enhance effective collective responses to health problems. With its aim to contribute to theory building on the emergence and effects of governance architectures in international politics the project focuses on the explanatory power of global norms which define good global governance as orderly and coherent global governance.
From July 2006 until March 2015, Anna Holzscheiter was Research Associate at the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy. Between August 2007 and October 2010 she was Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Public Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, funded through a Scholarship by the German Research Council (DFG). Since 2003, she has repeatedly worked as a consultant for UNICEF (Florence, Geneva) and the German Institute of Human Rights.
Her research focuses on constructivist, language-based theories and methodologies in International Relations; the power of non-state actors in international politics; and the emergence and effects of governance architectures in densely populated fields of international cooperation. Empirically, she has extensively worked on international human rights norms (particularly children’s rights); the role and power of non-state actors in different areas (child labour; HIV/AIDS) and global health governance.
2010: Children’s Rights in International Politics. The Transformative Power of Discourse, (Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan)
2008: A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 20 – Children Without Parental Care (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff) (with Nigel Cantwell)
2015: “Emerging Governance Architectures in Global Health – Do Metagovernance Norms Explain Inter-Organizational Convergence?”, Politics and Governance, 4:3 (2016), pp. 5-19 (withThurid Bahr and Laura Pantzerhielm)
2013: "Between Communicative Interaction and Structures of Signification: Discourse Theory and Analysis in International Relations". International Studies Perspectives:n/a-n/a, online pre-publication (Link: Between Communicative Interaction and Structures of Signification)
2013: "The Ambivalence of Advocacy. Representation and Contestation in Global NGO Advocacy for Child Workers and Sex Workers", Global Society 27:4, pp. 497-520 (with Kristina Hahn) (Link: The Ambivalence of Advocacy)
2013: "Macht und Global Governance – Repräsentationsmacht und feldspezifische Logiken des Handelns von NRO im transnationalen Raum", in: Leviathan Sonderheft 2013, Ordnung und Wandel in der Weltpolitik. Konturen einer Soziologie der Internationalen Beziehungen, Eds. Stephan Stetter, 41:28, pp. 125-150 (with Monika Krause) (Link: http://www.nomos-shop.de/_assets/downloads/9783848700011_lese01.pdf)
2012: "Non-Governmental Organizations", in Heather Montgomery (Eds.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Childhood Studies (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press)
2012: "Power of Discourse or Discourse of the Powerful? The reconstruction of global childhood norms in the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child", Journal of Language and Politics, 10:1, pp. 1-28
2012: "UNITAID", in David Held/Thomas N. Hale (Eds.), Handbook of Transnational Governance. Institutions & Innovations (London: Polity Press), pp. 394-9
2012: "International Health Partnership and IHP+", in David Held/Thomas N. Hale (Eds.), Handbook of Transnational Governance. Institutions & Innovations (London: Polity Press), pp. 189-94
2009: "Internationale Menschenrechte von Kindern und Jugendlichen im Spannungsfeld zwischen Schutz und Emanzipation", in: Heiner Bielefeldt et al. (Eds.), Jahrbuch Menschenrechte 2010. Kinder und Jugendliche (Wien: Böhlau Verlag), pp. 69-82
2005: "Discourse as Capability – Non-State Actors’ Capital in Global Governance", Millennium, 33:3, Special Issue on ‚Facets of Power in International Relations’, pp. 723-46
2015: ”Restoring Order in Global Health Governance”, CES Papers Open Forum, Grzegorz Ekiert & Andrew Martin (Eds.), (Cambridge/MA: Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 2015)
2011: "Patent Policies in Biomedical Research", Personalized Medicine Consortium Luxembourg, University of Luxembourg, Online Portal
2010: "Infectious disease governance – a globalised yet divided world", Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Online Portal
2008: "Book review: Aradhana Sharma and Akhil Gupta, The Anthropology of the State: A Reader". Discourse & Society, 19, pp. 262-265.
Conference papers (selection)
2009: "The Sociology of International Relations", ISA Annual Convention, New York, February 2009, (with Stephan Stetter)
2007: "The Role of CSOs in the Global Governance of HIV/AIDS. Representing Children’s Best Interests in Global Public Health", Peter Wall Summer Institute Retreat on “ Global Health Governance and CSOs”, London, LSHTM, October 2007
2007: "Consensual Dialogue or Competing Discourses? Exploring the Role of Communication and Discursive Practices in Global Health Governance", 2007 Workshop on “Transnational Organization and Democratization of Global Governance”, Lund University, February 2007
2006: "Macht des Diskurses oder Macht im Diskurs? Der Wandel des globalen Verständnisses von Kindheit im Rahmen der Verhandlungen zur VN-Kinderrechtskonvention", DVPW-Kongress „Staat und Gesellschaft fähig zur Reform?, Wilhelms-Universität Münster, September 2006
2005: "The Ambivalence of Advocacy: International NGOs and their discursive power of attributing identities", World International Studies Conference, Istanbul, Bilgi University, August 2005 (with Kristina Hahn)
2004: "Discourse as Capability – Non-State Actors’ Capital in Global Governance", Millennium Annual Conference, ‚Facets of Power in International Relations, LSE, UK, October 2004
2003: "Power of Discourse and Power in Discourse – Investigating the Symbolic Capital of Non-State Actors", 2003 Hamburg Conference ‚Does Discourse Matter?’, Haus Rissen, Hamburg, July 2003