Johanna Günther is a researcher at the NFG. She completed the trilateral Masters programme “European Studies”, offered at the Freie Universität Berlin in co-operation with Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin, in October 2014. Within her Masters thesis she focused on the question if and to what extent the European Court of Human Rights can be considered an agent of change in the area of European asylum and refugee policy respectively policies.
In her BA-studies, Johanna majored in Cultural Sciences with Political Science as her minor at Leuphana University Lüneburg. She completed her BA with a thesis concerning the topic „The Relationship between Human Rights and Sovereignty“. Johanna has attended a Chilean university in Santiago de Chile for seven months, participated in different projects regarding the system and role of the European Union, which took her among other cities to Brussels and Luxembourg. Moreover, she worked in Vancouver, Canada, and completed among others internships in an international humanitarian organization as well as in the Federal Foreign Office. Furthermore, within her employment at Research Management of Leuphana University Lüneburg Johanna was responsible for organizing a researchers’ conference and planning several tenure procedures concerning cultural sciences and political science professorships.