After spending two years teaching, researching, writing and also supervising several thesis projects at the IES, Prof. Schirmer  will begin a teaching position at the University of Florida’s Department of Political Science in the fall of 2009.

Dietmar Schirmer, Ph.d. in Political Science from Free University Berlin, 1990, has taught at Free University Berlin, University of Vienna (2004), and at Cornell (1998-2003), and has been a Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., from 1992-1995. Area specialization in Europe. Publications on nationalism and the state, political culture, and political aesthetics. Current research: The Aesthetics of Power: Architecture and the State in Europe since the Renaissance (completed, preparing for publication); The European Union as Form of State; De-provincializing Europe: Comparative Perspectives on European Integration.