Marian Gallenkamp M.A.
|Room:||SAI R 410|
|Tel.:||+49 6221 54-8849|
|Fax:||+49 6221 54-4591|
|Office Hours:||upon arrangement|
Research Fields / Interests
- Comparative Democratic Theory
- Quantitative and Qualitative Measures of Democracy
- Regime Change and Democratization in South Asia
- Hybridity in Political Science
- International Relations and Security in South Asia
- Politics and Democracy in the Kingdom of Bhutan
- Since 2011, PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
Current Research Project: Unlike(ly) Democracies: A cross national analysis of democratic transition and consolidation in the non-West
- 2003-2011, Master of Arts in Political Science and Political Science South Asia, University of Heidelberg
Title of the Master thesis: Democracy in Bhutan: A Challenge for Contemporary Theory? Evidence from analyzing regime change and regime type in the context of Bhutan’s transition to democracy
- Since 2012, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
- Since 2012, Research fellow at South Asia Democratic Forum, Brussels
- Since 2012, Co-founder and member of APSA: Foundation for Applied Political Science South Asia (APSA)
- Since 2011, Senior Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
- 2006-2010, Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Drs h.c. Dieter Nohlen, Institute of Political Science, University of Heidelberg
Conferences & Lectures
- ‘Approaches to Democratization and Democracy Measurement: The Example of Bhutan’, paper presented at the conference South Asia and Europe. An Interaction on Regional Integration and Political Development, 16. September 2013, Heidelberg.a
- ‘Bhutan General Election 2013: Implications for the Balancing Game between India and China’, paper presented at the conference International Relations, Security and Democracy in South Asia, 22. July 2013, Heidelberg.
- ‘Das Rechtssystem Indiens – Eine Einführung‘ (lecture and discussion of the movie ‚Shahid‘ by Hansal Metha) at 10. Indisches Filmfestival, 18. July 2013, Stuttgart.
- Discussant panel on ‘Peace and Stability’ at SADF Conference “The Merits of Regional Cooperation: The case of South Asia”, 11. October 2012, Brussels.
- ‘Die aktuelle politische, wirtschaftliche und soziale Situation in Indien’, keynote lecture at DAAD Seminar “Regionalkompetenz Indien”, 26. – 27. June 2012, Bonn.
- ‘Wie viele ‚Demokraten‘ braucht das Land? Bhutans überraschender Weg zur Demokratie’, public lecture at SAI dabei! In 50 Fragen durch Südasien, 08. June 2012, Heidelberg.
- ‘Bruttonationalglück in Bhutan, oder wie glücklich darf ein Staat seine Bürger machen?’, public lecture at SAI dabei! In 50 Fragen durch Südasien, 17. May 2012, Heidelberg.
- ‘The Transformative Power of Buddhist Kingship in Bhutan’, paper presented at TLKY Conference “Buddhism and the Political Process”, 13. – 15. April 2012, Toronto.
- ‘Bhutan between India and China: Triangular Dynamics and Policy Options for Small States’, paper presented at the conference Trilateralism & Triangular Dynamics in International Relations – Implications for International Relations Theory, 08. – 09. July 2011, Heidelberg.
Teaching and Teaching Assistance
- WS 2013/2014: Small States in South Asia – Democracy, Governance and Foreign Policy
- WS 2013/2014: Off the Mainstream – Evaluating Alternative Approaches to the Study of South Asian Politics (together with Kai Fürstenberg and Markus Pauli)
- SS 2013: Democracy in South Asia? A Regional Perspective on a Globally Contested Concept
- SS 2013: Introduction to Comparative Politics (part of the lecture series ‘Introduction to South Asian Studies’)
- WS 2012/2013: Introduction to Comparative Politics of South Asia
- WS 2012/2013: Social Science Theories, Concepts and Measurements (together with Radu Carciumaru, Kai Fürstenberg and Markus Pauli)
- SS 2012: Introduction to Comparative Politics of South Asia
- SS 2012: Introduction to Comparative Politics (part of the lecture series ‘Introduction to South Asian Studies’)