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DIMAS Area Studies Professorships

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As part of DIMAS, the Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies, the University of Regensburg has appointed six professors with a broad range of regional and disciplinary expertise. The professors are based in four faculties of the University of Regensburg.

Prof. Dr. Anne Brüske - Professor for Spatial Dimensions of Cultural Processes - Faculty SLK

Prof. Dr. Astrid Ensslin - Professor for Digital Cultures and Communication

Prof. Dr. Rike Krämer-Hoppe - Professor for Transnational Norm Development - Law Faculty

Prof. Dr. Timothy Nunan - Professor for Transregional Cultures of Knowledge - Faculty PKGG

Prof. Dr. Anna Steigemann - Professor for Sociological Dimensions of Space- Faculty PKGG

One further professor will be announced in due course.

Three positions were initially held by acting professors (Vertretungsprofessuren) on from October 2020 to strengthen and expand area studies-related research and teaching.

The DIMAS Area Studies Professors are offering the following courses in the 2023 Summer Semester


  • « Les néo-québécois haïtiens et leur production culturelle » : Die Verhandlung lokaler, nationaler und transnationaler Identitäten in Québec
  • Postkoloniale und dekoloniale Theorie


  • Introduction to Literary Media
  • Videogames Across Cultures
  • ChatGPT & Co.


  • Climate Change: Action and Law in the Global South and Beyond the West | DIMAS and Leibniz ScienceCampus Lecture Series
  • Climate Change Law and Litigation
  • EU Fundamental Rights
  • Menschenwürde
  • Staatsorganisationsrecht mit integrierter Abschlussklausur zur Anfängerübung


  • The Cold War: A Global History
  • Colonization and Decolonization in Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, and Eurasia
  • Hannah Arendt


  • Global Cities, Local Spaces? Introduction Lecture to Urban and Spatial Studies
  • Rich Regensburg? A First Empirical Introduction to Social Questions and Challenges of Our University Town
  • Sociological and Spatial Studies Theories and Methods for Area Studies: A Hands-On Workshop for Doctoral Candidates



Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies | UR
Vorstand | Board: Prof. Dr. Anna Steigemann and Prof. Dr. Rike Krämer-Hoppe

Geschäftsführung | Manager: Dr. Paul Vickers

Sekretariat | dimas@ur.de
Tel. +49 941 943 5966