Claudia Wiesner is Professor of Political science at Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and an Adjunct Professor in Political Science at Jyväskylä University, Finland. She also holds the Jean Monnet Chair at Fulda University. During spring 2020, she is a DAAD Visiting Fellow at New York University; in 2019, she was Visiting Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Centre for European Studies at Harvard University, USA. Previously she was Acting Professor for Comparative Politics at Hamburg, Bochum and Marburg University, Germany. She has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI), Italy, and the Berlin Social Sciences Centre, Germany. Her primary research interests lie in the comparative study of democracy, political culture and political sociology in the EU multilevel system. She chairs the ECPR Standing Group “Political Concepts”, has led several research projects and international cooperation networks, and was visiting fellow at universities in the US, France, Finland, Greece, and Spain.