Dr. Thomas Greven is Adjunct Professor (Privatdozent) of political science at Freie Universität Berlin, Associated Member of the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) at University of Kassel, and an independent lecturer, political consultant and analyst. He teaches at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies (FU Berlin) and contributes frequently to International Politics and Society, Der Tagesspiegel, Gegenblende. Das DGB-Debattenportal, and Comixene. Fachmagazin Comic + Cartoon.
After studying political science at FU Berlin and Western Michigan University, Thomas Greven graduated in 1994 with an M.A from WMU. In 1995-96, he was an APSA Congressional Fellow in the office of Bernie Sanders (I-VT). In 2000, he received his doctorate in political science at FU Berlin with a dissertation on labor rights and US foreign economic policy. Between 2000 and 2007, he was Assistant Professor of political science at the John F. Kennedy Institute, where he also served as Visiting Professor in 2008-09 and 2013-14. In 2009, he earned his “Habilitation” in political science at FU Berlin, with, inter alia, monographs on the Republican Party and on labor rights provisions in international trade agreements.
Thomas Greven was visiting scholar, inter alia, at the University of British-Columbia, the Economic Policy Institute (Washington DC), the University of California, Berkeley, York University in Toronto, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC), at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Cologne), and at the University of Warsaw’s American Studies Center.
Thomas Greven’s research interests include US politics and foreign policy, labor unions and industrial relations, globalization and development policy, right-wing populism and extremism, graphic literature, and African politics. He has been interviewed on issues pertaining to American politics, US foreign policy, right-wing populism and other issues by national and international print, radio, TV, and internet media.
Thomas Greven teaches graduate and undergraduate seminars on American politics (Congress and the presidency, political parties and interest groups, elections, and populism), US foreign and foreign economic policy, labor movements and industrial relations, the global economy and global governance, film and politics as well as comics and politics.
Thomas Greven’s research on right-wing Populism, American politics, labor rights and the global economy, and international trade union campaigns has been sponsored by
Thomas Greven contributes regulary to Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, International Politics and Society, Der Tagesspiegel, Gegenblende. Das DGB-Debattenportal, and Comixene. Fachmagazin Comic + Cartoon, and has written articles for, inter alia, Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik; Informationsbrief Weltwirtschaft und Entwicklung; Nueva Sociedad. Democracia y politica en América Latina; zenith – Zeitschrift für den Orient; Universitas; Mitbestimmung.
Among Thomas Greven’s peer reviewed articles are
Thomas Greven‘s book publications include
Thomas Greven has contributed chapters to numerous edited volumes, inter alia:
Among Thomas Greven’s numerous policy and briefing papers you will find: