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Tobias Berger

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Freie Universität Berlin

Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science

Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy

Assistant Professor

Ihnestr. 22
Room 108
14195 Berlin
+49 - (0)30 - 838 455527

Office hours

Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. Please book an appointment here.

Tobias Berger is Juniorprofessor for Political Science with reference to the Transnational Politics of the Global South at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin. He is also Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence “Constestations of the Liberal Script”. After obtaining his PhD from the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies,, he was a visiting fellow at the Department of Law and Anthropology at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale, Germany) as well as a junior research fellow at the Institute for the Human Sciences in Vienna. His book on “Global Norms and Local Courts: Translating the Rule of Law in Bangladesh” was published with Oxford University Press in 2017. His broader research interests encompass international political sociology, law, state and society in the Global South, ethnographic methods, and the transnational politics of Southern Asia.

He studied Political Theory at the University of Oxford (MPhil) and Politics & Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (BA). He also worked for several years with indigenous communities in Ecuador and in the field of humanitarian emergency relief in Cambodia.

Tobias Berger‘s research interests include:

  • International Political Sociology
  • International Politics of Human Rights
  • Legal Pluralism, normative diversity, and non-state institutions
  • Ethnography and interpretative methods
  • Transnational Politics of South Asia

Current research projects:


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