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Elisabeth Winter

Cohort 2015

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lora Anne Viola

S - Winter_Elisabeth

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften


Doctoral Researcher

Ihnestr. 26
14195 Berlin

Topic of PhD thesis

Economic Statecraft in the 21st Century. Networks of Preferential Trade Agreements as Foreign Policy Instruments

Curriculum Vitae

Since 09/2015

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, PhD Candidate 

10/2012 – 08/2015

Freie Universität Berlin, M.A. North American Studies (Political Science and Economics) 

08/2014 – 12/2014

Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, Visiting Student 

10/2008 – 09/2012

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, B.A. in Socio-Economics (International Studies)

Scientific Activities and Internships

01/2019 03/2019

The Future of Transatlantic Relations, Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation and Europa Kolleg Hamburg - Institute for European Integration, Transatlantic Research Fellow

09/2018 12/2018

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Visiting Student Research Collaborator

07/2018 08/2018

FUBiS Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter School, Lecturer “International Relations: Theory and Application"

05/2018 06/2018

The Bertelsmann Foundation, Washington, D.C., Visiting Researcher

10/2016 04/2017

Freie Universität Berlin, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Lecturer “International Trade Politics: History, Actors, Trends"

11/2016 – 12/2016

BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, Visiting Junior Researcher

01/2015 – 02/2015

Trans-Atlantic Business Council, Washington D.C., Visiting Student

02/2014 – 07/2014

WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Project Group 'Modes of Economic Governance', Student Assistant

01/2013 – 07/2013

Freie Universität Berlin, John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Student Assistant

06/2012 – 07/2012

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Nürnberg, Intern

10/2010 – 07/2011

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chair of International Studies, Student Assistant

01/2009 – 08/2012

IAB Institute for Employment Research, The Research Institute of the German Federal Employment    Agency, Nürnberg, Student Assistant

Stipends and Awards


Princeton University/Berlin Consortium for German Studies at Columbia University (research stay at Princeton University)


DAAD (research stay at Bertelsmann Foundation)

2015 – 2018

Fritz Thyssen Foundation, monthly stipend


Indiana University, monthly stipend

2013 – 2014

Heinrich Böll Foundation: Trans-disciplinary program "Transformation gestalten"


The German Fulbright Commission: Freie Universität Berlin International Summer School "America in the 21st Century: Crisis, Challenges, and Chances"

Further Research Interests

US Foreign Trade Policy

International Political Economy

Global Economic Governance

Network Analysis

Transatlantic Relations