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Dr. Alejandro Esguerra

Cohort 2008

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse, Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch, & Dr. Fabian Scholtes

University Bielefeld

working group Political Sociology

Postdoctoral Researcher

Alejandro Esguerra is post-doc at the working group Political Sociology, University Bielefeld. He obtained his PhD at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, Freie Universität Berlin in 2014. He has researched and taught at Cornell University, UFZ Leipzig, the Centre for Global Cooperation Research Duisburg as well as the University of Potsdam. His work is concerned with the role of knowledge and practice in International Relations theory, transnational governance in global environmental politics, and innovation in science policy interaction. His most recent publications are, with Sandra van der Hel 'Participatory Designs and Epistemic Authority in Knowledge Platforms for Sustainability' in Global Environmental Politics (forthcoming), with Tobias Berger ‘World Politics in Translation: Power, Relationality and Difference in Global Cooperation’ (Routledge 2018), and 'Future Objects: Tracing the Socio-Material Politics of Anticipation' (Sustainability Science 2019). 

Title of PhD Thesis

The Politics of Beginning. Transnational Governance in Action.

Research Interests

Transnational and International Institutions

Sociology of International Relations

Epistemic Authority

Global Environmental Governance

Interpretive Methods