Nina Reiners is a political scientist, specialized in International Relations and International Law. She completed her doctoral thesis "Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions for Human Rights" at the University of Potsdam in 2017 ("summa cum laude"). During her doctorate, she worked as a research fellow at the Chair of International Politics, was a visiting scholar at the University of San Diego and had several research stays with the United Nations in Geneva.
Nina received funding for her postdoctoral research project from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (2017-2019). The project is interested in the development of the human rights treaty system; especially with regard to the roles of non-state actors. From October 2018 until July 2019, she was a visiting fellow at the Graduate Institute Geneva. Nina studied Political Science, English Literature, and Public Law in Giessen and Madrid.
She is a postdoctoral researcher at both the Chair of International Relations as well as the Chair for International Politics since the summer semester 2020. More information here.