Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Political Theory

Prof. Dr. Christian Volk

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Prof. Dr. Christian Volk
christian.volk (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Sozialwissenschaften → Theorie der Politik
Function / Working Area
Visiting address
Universitätsstraße 3b , Room 128
Phone number
(030) 2093-66633
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

General Information

Inquiries for the supervision of B.A. or M.A. 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 a consultation, and to submit the relevant documents in advance. See details below!

Registration for office hours

Please enter your name and email address to register for the digital consultation hour via this DFN survey. Please also write an email with your request and documents to:
NOTE: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic all office hours will be held digitally via Zoom calls.

Information regarding B.A. or M.A. theses

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

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 consultation hours to Curriculum vitae in table form, copy of final degree certificate, copy of final thesis, as well as an exposé of the dissertation project.

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.