Alexandra Kemmerer, LL.M. Eur., is, since January 2010, Academic Coordinator and Co-Director of the Research Network Recht im Kontext and its program Rechtskulturen: Confrontations beyond Comparison at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. She is a member of the Frankfurt Bar and has been a Research Fellow at the University of Würzburg, Faculty of Law (Jean Monnet Chair for European Law, Prof. Dr. Dieter H. Scheuing), a law clerk with the European Commission’s Delegation to the United Nations, New York, and a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the section “Law, Politics, Institutions” at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig. She has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the European University Institute and at the University of Michigan Law School, and a Fellow of the SIAS Summer Institute “The Political: Law, Culture, Theology” at Yale Law School and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Her research interests include International Law, European Public Law, Constitutional Theory, Comparative Constitutional Law and Context(s) of Law, and the Media Theory and Communicative Praxis of Law. Currently, her research concentrates on transnational citizenship in Europe and on the history of European and International Law as a history of ideas, with a particular interest in interrelations between biography, doctrine and theory. She is a co-editor of the German Law Journal, of the “Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte”, and of the series “Berliner Studien Recht im Kontext”. Her reviews, essays and other writings on law, culture, religion, politics, arts and humanities regularly appear in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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