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.