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Dr Hans AsenbaumPostdoctoral Fellow

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Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance

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Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) at the University of Canberra

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Hans Asenbaum is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. His research interests include identity and inclusion in new participatory spaces, digital politics, and theories of deliberative, participatory and radical democracy.  His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, New Media & Society, Communication Theory, Politics & Gender, the European Journal of Social Theory, and Political Studies. Hans is Co-convener of the Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association in the UK.

After defending his thesis at the University of Westminster, he held a position as Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. He has been invited for research visits and public lectures in Germany, Brazil, and Australia and received several grants and scholarships.

Academic appointments   

  • Since May 2020 - Research Fellow at the Centre for  Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra
  • May 2019 – April 2020 - Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Politics and International Relations, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London, 2019 (without corrections)
  • MA in Political Science, University of Vienna, 2012 (graduation with distinction)

Teaching Experience

  • September 2019 - University Certificate of Special Study in Supporting Learning, University of Westminster
  • January 2019 - Seminar Leader of the weekly seminar “Democracy in Crisis?” University of Westminster, London, BA Politics and International Relations
  • January 2018 - Seminar Leader of the weekly seminar “The Extended Essay” King’s College London, BA Political Economy
  • January 2018 - Seminar Leader of the weekly seminar “Democracy in Crisis?” University of Westminster, London, BA Politics and International Relations
  • October 2016 - Seminar Leader of the weekly seminar “Democratic Innovations” University of Westminster, London, BA Politics and International Relations
  • March 2015 - Seminar Leader of the weekly seminar “Democracy and Democratic Innovation in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe” University of Vienna, BA Political Science
  • October 2013 - Seminar Leader of the weekly seminar “Socialism, State Socialism, Democracy: Authoritarian and Emancipatory Tendencies” University of Vienna, BA Political Science
  • July 2013 - Seminar Leader of the weekly seminar “Parliamentarism” together with Nils Brockmann University of Hagen, Germany, BA Political Science
  • April 2013 – March 2019 - Scientific Online Tutor for the online module “Governance and Participation: An Introduction” University of Hagen, Germany, MA Political Science
  • March - Teaching Assistant for the lecture „The Philosophy of Democracy“ University of Vienna, MA Philosophy
Publications

Books

  • Asenbaum, H. (2013): Demokratie im Umbruch: Alternative Gesellschaftsentwürfe der russischen Perestroikabewegung [Democracy in Times of Change: Alternative Societal Concepts of the Russian Perestroika Movement], Vienna: New Academic Press.

Edited Volumes

  • Tina Olteanu, T.; Spöri, T.; Jaitner, F.; Asenbaum, H. (2017): Osteuropa transformiert: Sozialismus, Demokratie und Utopie [Eastern Europe Transformed: Socialism, Democracy, and Utopia], Wiesbaden: SpringerVS.

Journal Articles

  • Mendonça, R., Ercan, S., and Asenbaum, H. (2020): More Than Words: A Multidimensional Approach to Deliberative Democracy, Political Studies.
  • Asenbaum, H. (2020): The Politics of Becoming: Disidentification as Radical Democratic Practice, European Journal of Social Theory.
  • Dean, R., Gagnon, J.-P., and Asenbaum, H. (2019): What is Democratic Theory? Democratic Theory, 6 (2), V–XX. https://doi.org/10.3167/dt.2019.060201
  • Asenbaum, H. (2019): Rethinking Digital Democracy: From the Disembodied Discursive Self to New Materialist Corporealities, Communication Theory, pp.1–20. https://doi.org/10.1093/ct/qtz033
  • Asenbaum, H. (2019): Making a Difference: Towards a Feminist Democratic Theory in the Digital Age, Politics & Gender, 16(1), pp.230–257.
  • https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743923X18001010
  • Asenbaum, H. (2018): Anonymity and Democracy: Absence as Presence in the Public Sphere, American Political Science Review, 112(3), pp.459–472. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055418000163
  • Asenbaum, H. (2018): Cyborg Activism: Exploring the Reconfigurations of Democratic Subjectivity in Anonymous, New Media & Society, 40(4), pp. ?1543–1563. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444817699994
  • Asenbaum, H. (2016): Facilitating Inclusion: Austrian Wisdom Councils as Democratic Innovation between Consensus and Diversity, Journal of Public Deliberation, 12(2), Article 7, pp.1–11. https://www.publicdeliberation.net/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1462&context=jpd
  • Asenbaum, H. (2012): Imagined Alternatives: A History of Ideas in Russia’s Perestroika, Socialist History, 42, pp.1–24.
Honours & Awards
  • October – November 2019, Visiting Fellowship at the Technical University Berlin, SFB Refiguration of Space
  • September – December 2018, Visiting Fellowship at the Finish Centre for Democracy Research, Åbo Akademi, Turku
  • July 2018, Globally Engaged Scholarship, University of Westminster, London
  • September 2017, Best Paper Award of the ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations, ECPR General Conference, Oslo
  • Sept. 2015 – August 2018, PhD Studentship of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London
  • June 2011, Grant for Short-term Research Abroad, University of Vienna
  • February – June 2009, Joint Study Scholarship, University of Vienna
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