Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

Dr. Claudia-Yvette Matthes

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Dr. Claudia-Yvette Matthes
Director of International MA Programs
claudia.matthes (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Sozialwissenschaften → Vergleichende Demokratieforschung und politische Systeme Osteuropas
Function / Working Area
Geschäftsstelle Internationale Masterprogramme
Visiting address
Universitätsstraße 3b , Room 307
Phone number
(030) 2093-66544
(030) 2093-66549
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin


Short Profile

Claudia-Y. Matthes is Academic Director of the International Master's Programmes at the Department of Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe since 2009.

Since 2021, she also serves as HU's Academic Chair in the Democracy Hub within the Circle U. Alliance and has been leading the Jean Monnet Module "Investigating EU Policies to foster the Rule of Law, (EU4LAW)" since 2020, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Since 2016, she acts as the ISW's Erasmus Coordinator and teaches regularly at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara/Turkey and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among others.

Her research and teaching interests include European integration, comparative democracy studies, institutional and actor-centered approaches to political science, German domestic politics, politics of the past, and research design.

Previously, she worked as a research and academic manager, lecturer, and speechwriter. For more information, please see her CV and publications.