Patrick Theiner, Ph.D.

Welcome to my website! Since July 2018, I am Senior Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, with a special focus on student development.

My research and teaching are mainly concerned with the interactions between states on the one side, and international and regional organizations on the other. My special interest lies on processes of institutional development and innovation. Other interests include internet governance, international sports events, and historical international relations. Please see the Research section or ResearchGate for details.

I received my Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin in 2013, where I was a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Research Scholar, under the supervision of Dr William Phelan. My Ph.D. dissertation investigated the interactions between states and international institutions in the area of global public health. I previously received an M.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Tübingen, where my final thesis on Internet Governance was supervised by the late Prof Volker Rittberger.

From 2013 to 2018, I was Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Together with the Chair of International Relations, Professor Anja Jetschke, he was responsible for the Comparative Regional Organizations Project, the largest data collection and analysis project on the institutional design of regional organizations to date.

A detailed CV can be found here.

Upcoming conferences I will be attending:

  • German Political Science Association Congress, Frankfurt, September 2018.
  • ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, March 2019.

You can connect with me on ResearchGate, Xing, LinkedIn, and Twitter. In my free time, I enjoy walking my chihuahua, reading, video games, and spending too much time on the Internet.

Patrick Theiner portrait