Visiting Scholars

As an essential part of the center’s mission to provide opportunities for students, faculty and the public to learn about Europe, European integration, and the European Union, the Center for European Studies welcomes scholars from around the world to participate in its Visiting Scholar Program. The Visiting Scholar Program targets three distinct types of visiting scholars whose research dovetails with that of leading faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

  • EU Fellows
  • CES Visiting Scholars in Residence
  • German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Professors

The Visiting Scholars Program at the Center for European Studies mutually enriches its participants by expanding research networks, allowing for collaborative projects, and broadening the international visibility and impact of their work.


European Union Fellows

European Union Fellows are EU officials based at universities across the United States for up to one year. The Fellows conduct research, teach courses on EU themes at their host university, and give frequent outreach talks at other universities and community organizations throughout their region.

Currently no visiting European Union Fellows.

CES Visiting Scholars

The Center for European Studies Visiting Scholars in Residence program affords scholars at various stages in their academic career the opportunity to spend extended periods of time at UNC-Chapel Hill. This opportunity allows for research and professional development for visiting scholars, strengthening ties between CES and departments with similar goals in the US and abroad. Visitors will benefit from UNC-Chapel Hill’s world class library system, working with the center’s TransAtlantic Masters students and affiliated doctoral students, and partnering with leading faculty in various EU fields. CES Visiting Scholars in Resident are fully integrated in the activities of the center’s activities, participating in working groups, giving guest lectures and public talks, and teaching courses, when appropriate.

Christiane Lemke (Leibniz University of Hannover)

Christiane Lemke is a professor of political science at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. She received her Ph.D. from the Free University in Berlin and went on to earn her Habilitation venia legendi in Political Science from the same institution. She has been Visiting Krupp Chair at Harvard University, DAAD Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Suffolk University. She served as Leibniz University Hannover's director of the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence from 2007-2011. In addition, while on leave from Leibniz University Hannover from 2006 to 2007, she served as Director of State Parliament in Lower Saxony, Germany. From 2010-2014 she was the holder of the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at NYU. Professor Lemke’s academic areas of expertise include: European Politics, Democracy and Governance in the EU, Transatlantic Relations, Comparative Politics and Political Theory, and American Politics. She is the author/editor of numerous books and articles, including: Internationale Beziehungen: Grundkonzepte, Theorien und Problemfelder, 3rd ed. (International Relations: Concepts, Theories, and Key Issues, 2012); Richtungswechsel. Politik der Obama-Administration (Change: Reform Politics of the Obama-Administration, 2011); Europäische Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (European Foreign and Security Policy, 2010), Menschenrechte und Migration (Human Rights and Migration, 2009). This fall, Professor Lemke will teach one of the required TransAtlantic Masters courses: Comparative Political Economy (POLI 733). This seminar introduces students to key concepts and developments of European integration politics. She has offered this course to students at UNC-Chapel Hill in the past, and we were delighted and honored to have her back again this fall. Lemke CV

German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Professors

DAAD professors are German academics who teach at North American universities for up to five years in a wide variety of fields such as political science, history, anthropology and philosophy. The Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill is pleased to host DAAD professors on a regular basis. More about DAAD Visiting Professorships.

Tobias Hof

Read about Tobias on the UNC History Department website. Click here.

Become a Fellow

Visiting Scholars hosted by the Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill are funded through a variety of means. Below we provide a list of external grants and fellowships for academics and practitioners that would allow for an extended research period at the UNC-Chapel Hill.