Dr. Jan Busse
Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer
Phone: 0049 – 89 – 6004 3003
Fax: 0049 – 89 – 6004 4460
Building 33 / Room 3115
Office hours by prior appointment
Since September 2014 Jan Busse is senior research fellow and lecturer at the Department of Global Politics and Conflict Studies. In May 2016 he obtained his PhD degree at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs of the Bundeswehr University Munich.
He holds a Master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Bielefeld University.
From January 2013 until May 2014, Jan Busse worked as research fellow at the Middle East and Africa Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik) in Berlin, and between 2010 to 2012 as research assistant.
In 2009 he was trainee in the cabinet of the president of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso in Brussels working on EU foreign policy.
As part of his PhD research he carried out field work in Palestine and Israel while being a visiting fellow of the Democracy and Human Rights Program at Birzeit University, Palestine.
Jan Busse’s research focuses on historic and international political sociologies of IR, and, in particular, on Foucauldian post-structuralism and (de-) constructionist theories of global order(ing). His regional focus lies on societal and political dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa.
In his PhD thesis, he worked on patterns of world-societal order and governmentality in Palestine/Israel.
In addition, he connects his passion for football with his interest in the Middle East and North Africa by doing research on the political impact of football in the context of globalization. In this regard, he focuses on the role of the Ultras during the uprisings in Egypt since 2011.
Current Research Projects
Currently, his research addresses the role of border(ing) spaces for the regional and world-societal order of the Middle East.
Second, he works on how mechanisms of diffusion and decoupling have contributed to the arrival of Modernity in the Middle East.
Third, he works on a project that wants to make a contribution to the Area-Studies-Controversy by dealing with the politics of space in world society.