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

Professor of European Politics and Society
prof. dr. L.P. (Lars) Rensmann
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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 Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics. He is a member of several Editorial Boards, including 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 at Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Vienna, LMU Munich, and the University of Haifa, among many others. Fields of research: comparative politics, especially European and American political cultures and systems, political parties, and crises of democracy; European radical right and populist parties; populist parties in government; social media and digital populism; antisemitism, conspiracy myths, racism and (counter-)cosmopolitanism in Europe and the US; sports and European/global politics; German politics in European context; European and global political theory; history of international political, democratic and critical theories and their contemporary relevance; human rights and politico-cultural legacies of the Holocaust and genocide; European and global politics of climate change. In 2019, Prof. Rensmann received the Faculty of Arts' "Lecturer of the Year" Award.

Other positions

Chair, Department of European Languages and Cultures
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 of Contemporary Antisemitism
Expert/Advisor at the European Commission of the European Union
Editorial Board, Scenari
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat, Institut für Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft (IDZ) Jena
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Contact information

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

Prof. Lars Rensmann @ Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics

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Director
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Department of European Languages and Cultures

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Chair
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+31 50 36 35850 (Secretariat)

Members of the Chair Group European Politics & Society