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In North America, DAAD sponsors chairs at:

  • Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies at New York University
  • Hannah Arendt Visiting Chair for German and European Studies at the University of Toronto

Prof. Dr. Christian Martin
Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies at New York University

Christian Martin is a professor of political science and chair of comparative politics at the University of Kiel, Germany. Martin has studied political science at the University of Konstanz and holds a doctorate from there (2002). Martin was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz and at the Max-Planck-Institute in Jena (2003-2004). He was an assistant professor at the University of Hamburg (2004-2008) and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University (2008-2011).

Research and Teaching Interests

His research and teaching interests focus on the political conditions and consequences of globalization and regional integration. He has published on the effects of globalization for electoral participation and, most recently, on the incentive to adopt more proportional voting systems in a highly globalized environment. Martin has also published on the interaction of domestic conditions and external influences in spill-over processes. His current research project is on backlashes against globalization and EU integration with a focus on inequality and redistribution.


Among other journals, Martin has published in Public Choice, West European Politics, Electoral Studies, Constitutional Political Economy, and International Studies Quarterly. His book on democracy and foreign economic liberalization in developing countries was published with VS publishers (Wiesbaden).


Home University: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Host University: New York University
Host Institute: Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

Contact: New York University
Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
285 Mercer St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tel.: (212) 998-3717
Fax: (212) 995-4188
e-mail: christian.martin(at)nyu.edu

Prof. Dr. Can M. Aybek
Hannah Arendt Visiting Chair for German and European Studies at the University of Toronto 

Can M. Aybek lectures Empirical Social Research at the City University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany. He studied Political Sciences in Ankara and Munich and obtained his doctoral degree from the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). He has been a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2008/9) and a fellow of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Studies in Delmenhorst (2012/3). Aybek worked at various universities as well as the German Federal Institute for Population Studies in Wiesbaden.

Research interests

Aybek’s research interests focus on the analysis of migration and integration processes of immigrants and policies targeting to influence these processes on the international, national and local level. His future research interests include working on comparative perspectives regarding immigration and integration processes and policies in Canada and Germany.


Selected Publications: „Migrationspolitik und Integrationsprozesse in Europa: Vergemeinschaftung oder nationalstaatliche Lösungswege?” (2008; co-edited together with U. Hunger, A. Ette & I. Michalowski); “Migration in a Life-Course Perspective: Acculturation, Social Integration, Structural Integration” (2011; co-edited with M. Wingens, M. Windzio & H. de Valk); „Erwachsen werden in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft“ (2012; co-authored with M. Windzio); „Migrantenjugendliche zwischen Schule und Beruf: individuelle Übergänge und kommunale Strukturen der Ausbildungsförderung“(2013); and “Spatial Mobility, Family Lives and Living Arrangements” (2015; co-edited with J. Huinink & R. Muttarak).


Home University: City University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany
Host University: University of Toronto
Host Institute: Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES)

Contact: University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 219N
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7
Tel.: (416) 946-8967
e-mail: c.aybek(at)utoronto.ca