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prof. dr. L.P. (Lars) Rensmann

Professor of European Politics and Society

Expertise

Lars Rensmann is Professor of European Politics and Society at the University of Groningen. He serves as the Chair of the Department of European Languages and Cultures and as Director of the Research Center for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Political Theory (JIPT) and Antisemitism Studies. Before joining RUG, he served as Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at John Cabot University in Rome. He is also Permanent Fellow at the Moses Mendelssohn Center, University of Potsdam, and Visiting Professor at JCU in Rome. Prior to his return to Europe, he was the DAAD Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prof. Rensmann holds a BA in Political Science from Luther College, Iowa, and an MA and PhD in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin. Other previous academic appointments and visiting professorships include Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Haifa.  Fields of Research: European political cultures, political parties, democracies and their crises and conflicts; European radical right and populist parties; international political, democratic and critical theories and their contemporary relevance (especially Hannah Arendt and the Frankfurt School); antisemitism, racism and (counter-)cosmopolitanism in Europe; European-Jewish political and cultural experiences and German-Israeli relations; human rights and politico-cultural legacies of the Holocaust and genocide; social media and digital populism

Other positions

Chair, Department of European Languages and Cultures
Co-Director, Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics
Chair, European Politics and Society Profile
Visiting Professor, John Cabot University, Rome
Editorial Board, Journal of International Political Theory
Editorial Board, Antisemitism Studies
Editorial Board, Journal for the Study of Antisemitism
Expert/Advisor at the European Commission of the European Union
Last modified:05 June 2019 10.59 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Prof. Lars Rensmann @ Department of European Languages and Cultures

Job title:
Chair
Room:
1315.0292
Phone:

Members of the Chair Group European Politics & Society