Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Theorie der Politik

Prof. Dr. Christian Volk







e-mail: sekretariat.theorie.politik (at)

Visiting Address

Universitätsstr. 3b, Raum 127

Mailing Address

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of Social Sciences
Unter den Lin­den 6
10099 Berlin




Office Hours

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General Information

Inquiries for the supervision of BA or MA theses, dissertation projects (also as a second reviewer) as well as the preparation of letters of recommendation for an application for a scholarship or similar requests cannot be made by email. For these matters, it is mandatory to arrange an appointment for office hours, and to submit the relevant documents in advance. See details below!


Information regarding BA or MA theses

An exposé (1-2 pages) including current contact information must be submitted at least one week before the office hour.


Notes for letters of recommendation

The prerequisite for a promising LoR is that the applicant is known from at least one course. Otherwise, it is unfortunately not possible to write a letter of recommendation. In addition, the following documents (if available), including current contact information, must be submitted at least 4 weeks before the application deadline: Transcript of Records, current curriculum vitae, work and internship certificates, certificate of work activities, etc.


Notes for doctoral students

Basically, I am currently not in the position to take on further doctorates. You must therefore be prepared for a rejection. Should you still wish to discuss your doctorate with me, the following documents, including current contact information, must be submitted no later than one week before the office hour to Curriculum vitae in table form, copy of final degree certificate, copy of final thesis, as well as an exposé of the dissertation project.






Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin



Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Universitätsstraße 3b
10117 Berlin