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Niklas Ferch

Doctoral Researcher
at the Department of Political Science

Address

Justus Liebig University Giessen
Institute of Political Science

Karl-Gloeckner-Strasse 21E

D-35394 Giessen

Contact

Philosophikum II Room E122

☎ +49 641 99 23134

Office Hours

Lecture-free period Summer 2022
Tue 19 July 8:30-12am (CET)
Wed 17 August 2-6pm (CET)
Fri 2 September 8-12am (CET)
Mon 19 September 2-6pm (CET)


Dates, registration and link to the digital consultation room via Stud.IP.

Competent Secretariat
Contact

fa fas-home Philosophikum II, House E, Room E119a

fa fas-phone +49 641 99-23 145

fa fas-phone +49 641 99-23 139

News

Latest Publications

Niklas Ferch (2021):
Der politische Habitus im Digitalen. Eine Analyse digitaler Instrumente politischer Parteien.
In: Andreas Langenohl, Katrin Lehnen & Nicole Zillien (Hrsg.): Digitaler Habitus. Zur Veränderung literaler Praktiken und Bildungskonzepte. Frankfurt am Main/ New York: Campus, S. 135-164.

Michael Hunklinger & Niklas Ferch (September 2020):
Trans*Voting: Demand and Supply Sides of Trans*Politics in Germany.
In: European Journal of Politics and Gender, Volume 3(3), pp. 389-408.
Online (Open Access) through the European Journal of Politics and Gender.


Dorothée de Nève & Niklas Ferch (December 2019):
Instrumente innerparteilicher Demokratie. Ein digitales Dossier aus vergleichender Perspektive.
(Instruments of intra-party democracy. A digital dossier from a comparative perspective; publication in German language only)
Berlin/London: Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 172 pages.
Free Access through the Online Library of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.







CV

CV

Academic work experience

since
04/2019

Research Associate (50%) with focus on teaching

at the Department of Political Sience of Justus Liebig University Giessen

07/2019– 04/2022

Research Associate (25%)

at the Professorship for the German Political System and Comparative Politics (Prof. Dr. Dorothée de Nève) of Justus Liebig University Giessen

10/2019 – 12/2019

Research Associate (25%)

at the Centre for Media and Interactivity of Justus Liebig University Giessen

12/2018 – 06/2019

Research Associate (50%)

at the Professorship for the German Political System and Comparative Politics(Prof. Dr. Dorothée de Nève) of Justus Liebig University Giessen (as part of a externally-funded project on intra-party democracy, funded by Friedrich Ebert Foundation)

2015   2019

Lecturer

at the Department of Political Sience of Justus Liebig University Giessen

10/2018 – 12/2018

Academic Assistant

at the Centre for Media and Interactivity of Justus Liebig University Giessen

06/2018 – 09/2018 

Student Assistant

at the Centre for Media and Interactivity of Justus Liebig University Giessen

06/2014 – 09/2018 

Student Assistant

at the Professorship for the German Political System and Comparative Politics (Prof. Dr. Dorothée de Nève) of Justus Liebig University Giessen

 

 

Academic training

 

10/2015 –  09/2018

Master studies in Social Policy (M. A. Sozialpolitik)

at Bremen University

09/2016 – 02/2017 

semester abroad (30 ECTS, M. Sc. Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies)

at the University of Southern Denmark (funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU)

04/2015 – 09/2015  

Master studies (M. A. Demokratie und Governance)

at Justus Liebig University Giessen

08/2013 – 01/2014

semester abroad (30 ECTS, M. A. Political Science)

at Aarhus University (funded by the Erasmus programme of the EU)

10/2011 – 03/2015

Bachelor studies (B. A. Social Sciences)

at Justus Liebig University Giessen

Research Areas

Research Areas

Focus in Research and Teaching

  • comparative social and educational policies
  • political system of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • political participation
  • political parties
  • right-wing populism
  • LGBTIQ*

 

Dissertation project

Populäre Musik und Politik. Ein politikwissenschaftliches Analysemodell zur Beziehung von populärer Musik und Politik mit einer Anwendung auf das Werk Herbert Grönemeyers (working title)
since 2020; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dorothée de Nève

Teaching

Teaching

winter semester 2022/23

Germany's Political and Social System in Comparative Perspective
Wednesdays 8-10, Campus Philosophikum II, Room E106
(proseminar in Englisch for students of: BA Social Sciences, Political Science minor subject, International Exchange programmes)

This seminar provides an introduction to the political and social system of the Federal Republic of Germany. It addresses both JLU's first-semester BA Social Sciences and Political Science minor subject (Nebenfach) students as well as international students (e.g. ERASMUS+ or other exchange programmes) who wish to learn more about politics and society in Germany. Together, we want to enable a reflective, comparative perspective on the political and social system of the Federal Republic of Germany.

TOPICS
The weekly seminar sessions usually cover the fundamental rights of the German constitution, the main political institutions and parties, the German welfare regime and the family conceptions underpinning it, the market economy model predominant in Germany as well as trending topics such as growing inequalities, migration, climate crisis and rising right-wing populism. Whenever possible, day-to-day politics serve to illustrate the theoretical arguments and models.

REQUIREMENTS (Studienleistung)
All participants of the seminar are expected to actively participate in the discussions and to read short introductory texts before each and every seminar session. (All mandatory readings as well as the slides used in the sessions will be provided via Stud.IP.) In addition, all participants need to submit a scientific Seminar Report by the end of the semester (31 March 2023).

ASSESSMENT (Prüfungsleistung)
International students and Political Science minor subject (Nebenfach) students are assessed on the basis of the Seminar Report (see above), while BA Social Sciences students take an end-of-module exam (Modulabschlussprüfung) in the form of a written exam in the corresponding lecture delivered by Prof. Dr. Dorothée de Nève.

International students more than welcome!
If you have any questions on this seminar, please contact Niklas.Ferch@sowi.uni-giessen.de.

Click here to join the Stud.IP course of this seminar
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Status of the information: early October 2022. Subject to change; in particular with regard to the further development of the COVID19 pandemic and JLU's ambitions to safe energy...


summer semester 2022

  • Germany’s Political and Social System in Comparative Perspective (proseminar in English; BA Social Sciences)
  • Politikfeldanalyse Sozialpolitik in Deutschland (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')
  • Politikfeldanalyse Sozialpolitik in Deutschland (B) (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')

 

winter semester 2021/22

  • Germany’s Political and Social System in Comparative Perspective (proseminar in English; BA Social Sciences)
  • Das politische und soziale System Deutschlands (teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')


summer semester 2021

  • Politikfeldanalyse Sozialpolitik in Deutschland (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')
  • Germany’s Political and Social System in Comparative Perspective (seminar in English; BA Social Sciences + Exchange students) (with Johannes Diesing)
  • Straßenwahlkampf zur Bundestagswahl 2021 (A) (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy') (with Johannes Diesing)


winter semester 2020/21

  • Politikfeldanalyse Sozialpolitik in Deutschland (proseminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')
  • Comparative Social Policy (seminar in English; BA Social Sciences)
  • Introduction to Germany`s Political and Social System (seminar in English; BA Social Sciences)


summer semester 2020

  • Expert Interviews (seminar in English; BA Social Sciences)
  • Introduction to the German Political and Social System (seminar in English) (with Johannes Diesing)
  • (Eine) Zukunft nach dem Kapitalismus denken!? (seminar in German; BA Social Sciences) (with Johannes Diesing)
  • Politikfeldanalyse Sozialpolitik in Deutschland (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')


winter semester 2019/20

  • Introduction to Social Policy Analysis (seminar in English; BA Social Sciences)
  • Unconditional Basic Income - Theories and Practices (seminar in English; BA Social Sciences)
  • Expert*inneninterviews (seminar in German; BA Social Sciences)
  • Comparative Social Policy (seminar in English; MA Demokratie und Governance)


summer semester 2019

  • DDR - 30 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall (Mo 10-12) (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')
  • DDR - 30 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall (Mo 12-14) (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')

 

winter semester 2018/19

  • Einführung in die Sozialpolitik (A) (seminar in German; BA Social Sciences)
  • Einführung in die Sozialpolitik (B) (seminar in German; BA Social Sciences)

summer semester 2018

  • Politisches und soziales System der BRD (A) (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')
  • Politisches und soziales System der BRD (B) (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')

 

summer semester 2017

  • Politisches und soziales System der BRD (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')

 

summer semester 2015

  • Politisches System der BRD (seminar in German; teaching profession 'Politics and Economy')
  • Schlüsselprobleme in Gesellschaft und Schule (seminar in German; teaching profession)

Publications

Publications

Monographs and Editorships

 

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

  • Hunklinger, Michael & Niklas Ferch (2020): Trans* voting: demand and supply side of trans* politics in Germany. European Journal of Politics and Gender, 3(3), pp. 389-408. https://doi.org/10.1332/251510820X15780296516691
  • de Nève, Dorothée & Niklas Ferch (2018): LGBTIQ*-Wähler*innen in Berlin und Wien. Politische Präferenzen, Parteienwettbewerb und elektorale Resonanz. GENDER. Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft, 10(3), pp. 118-135. https://doi.org/10.3224/gender.v10i3.09
  • de Nève, Dorothée, Niklas Ferch, Michael Hunklinger & Tina Olteanu (2018): LGBTIQ*-Wahlstudie 2017 zur Bundestagswahl in Deutschland und zur Nationalratswahl in Österreich. Femina Politica. Zeitschrift für feministische Politikwissenschaft, 27(1), pp. 149-157. https://doi.org/10.3224/feminapolitica.v27i1.18

 

Chapters in Anthologies

 

Other

Conferences

Conferences

November
2022
Presentation and Discussion as part of the Department of Political Science's annual Lecture Series (Ringvorlesung) (online): Pandemie, Politik und Pop. Formen politischer Partizipation populärer Musiker:innen in der COVID-19-Pandemie
November 2021 Presentation and Discussion as part of the Department of Political Science's annual Lecture Series (Ringvorlesung) (online): Wahlforschung bei Spezialpopulationen: Das LGBTIQ*-Wahlstudien-Projekt
November 2020

Presentation and Discussion at the Autumn School on Democracy and Leadership of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Nepal (online): Digital Tools for Strengthening Intra-Party Democracy (together with Prof. Dr. Dorothée de Nève)

Presentation and Discussion for the Parteischule of the SPD (online): Reformen der innerparteilichen Demokratie. Was ist neu und funktioniert? (together with Prof. Dr. Dorothée de Nève)

November
2019

Input at the Autumn Conference of the Gesprächskreises Sozialwissenschaften of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Berlin: (Digitale) Instrumente innerparteilicher Demokratie im internationalen Vergleich

Presentation at the international conference Digitaler Habitus - Zur Veränderung literaler Praktiken und Bildungskonzepte of the Centre for Media and Interactivity (ZMI) in Gießen: Konfigurationen des Digitalen Habitus im Kontext digitaler Instrumente innerparteilicher Demokratie

July
2019
Participation in the European Conference of Politics & Gender in Amsterdam/The Netherlands with Presentation of the paper LGBTIQ* Rights Contested Again. Backlash in Europe (together with Prof. Dr. Dorothée de Nève)
June
2019

Participation in the 26. International Conference of Europeanists of the Council for European Studies of the Columbia University New York in Madrid/Spanien with Presentation of the paper The Variety of General Education Systems in Europe from a Welfare Studies Perspective

December 2018  

Participation in Beyond Interregnum. A Conference on the Future Architecture of Europe of the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy (Prof. Dr. Ulrike Guérot) at the Donau University in Krems/Austria with Presentation of the paper The Variety of  General Education Systems in Europe from a Welfare Studies Perspective

November 2018

Presentation at Kassel University Reclaiming Action: Strategien progressiver Parteien in Zeiten des wachsenden Rechtspopulismus in Dänemark, Norwegen, Schweden und Deutschland

March 2018    

Participation in the 25. International Conference of Europeanists of the Council for European Studies of the Columbia University New York in Chicago/USA with Presentation of the paper LGBTIQ* Voters in Berlin and Vienna (de Nève & Ferch); co-funded by the Women's and Equal Opportunities Commissioner of the Justus Liebig University Gießen and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation