Prof. Dr. Cornelia Woll





Professional Background

Since 2013
Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po Paris
2008 – 2010
Organizer of a joint research seminar series of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and Sciences Po Paris on “States and Markets”
Since 2012
Co-Director of the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo)
Since 2011
Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Public Policy Evaluation (LIEPP) at Sciences Po Paris
2008 – 2012
Associate Dean for Research at Sciences Po Paris
2006 – present
Tenured Research Fellow, Center for International Studies and Research (CERI) at Sciences Po Paris
2004 – present
Lecturer in the Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes and the Master of Public Affairs at Sciences Po Paris
2002 – 2006
Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne



Habilitation (venia legendi) in Political Science, University of Bremen
Ph.D. in Political Science with bi-national supervision, Sciences Po Paris and University of Cologne
D.E.A. (M.A. equivalent) in Public Policy, Sciences Po Paris
M.A. in International Relations, University of Chicago
B.A. in Political Science, University of Chicago


Research Experience

Visiting Scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
01/2009 – 09/2012
Leader of a junior research group “Otto Hahn” funded by the Max Planck Society
3/2003 – 06/2003
Visiting fellow, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
3/2003 – 06/2003
Visiting researcher, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Visiting researcher, European University Institute, Florence
10/2001 – 1/2002
Research assistant, Groupe d’analyse des politiques publiques, École Normale Supérieure, Cachan


Other Professional Experience

External consultant, World Bank, Paris
06/1999 – 09/1999
Internship, Schneider Electric, Paris
06/1998 – 09/1998
Internship, European Parliament, Brussels


Grants and Awards

“Labex” grant through the French government’s excellence initiative in research and education: 10 million € for 2011-2020 (coordinated together with Etienne Wasmer)
2008 – 2009
Franco-British Alliance grant awarded by the British Council and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support a project coordinated with Ben Clift at the University of Warwick and Sciences Po
Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
Akademiestipendium 2006 for post-doctoral research awarded to one candidate across disciplines by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Co-winner of the Seymour Martin Lipset Prize for the best comparative dissertation of the Society for Comparative Research at Princeton University
DAAD fellowship for research at the AIGCS, Washington, D.C.
EUSSIRF research grant of the European Commission for research at the European University Institute in Florence
2001 – 2003
Ph.D. stipend “Bourse d’Europe", Sciences Po Paris
Harold Goettler Prize for outstanding writing on political institutions, University of Chicago


Academic Services

University affiliations or services abroad
Assessment committee member, job search, University of Copenhagen, fall 2013.  
External evaluator, job search, University of Salzburg, fall 2012.  
Assessment committee member, job search, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, spring 2012.  
Honorary fellow, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, since 2011.  
Advisory Board member of the Centre for International Business and Public Policy, School of Management and Business, Aberystwyth University, since 2010
Editorial work
Board member of the Review of International Political Economy (since 2010), Interest Groups and Advocacy (since 2011) and of the French journal Politique européenne (2006–2011)
Reviewer for Routledge, Stanford University Press and the journals British Journal of Political Science, Business and Society, Comparative Political Studies, Critique internationale (France), Études internationales (Canada), European Integration Online Papers (EIoP), European Union Politics, Gouvernement et action publique, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, Politics (United Kingdom), Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Organization Studies, Politique européenne, Review of International Political Economy, Socio-Economic Review, West European Politics, World Politics, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, as well as the publication series of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne.
Associational activities
Elected member of the Executive Council of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, since 2011  
Member of the program committee, annual meeting of the Council of European Studies (CES), March 2013, Amsterdam  
Member of the local organizing committee, annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), June 2009, Paris  
Prize committee member « Stanley Hoffman Prize » of the French Politics Group of the American Political Science Association, 2009.


Conference Organization

Co-organiser (with Ben Clift) of a workshop series on “Economic Patriotism: The Limits of the European Integration Project” at the University of Warwick and Sciences Po Paris
22-24 May 2008
Member of the organisation committee of the third Corporate Political Activities Symposium, an interdisciplinary international conference on “The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) in the Business- Government-Society Interface,“ held at Sciences Po Paris
25-26 May 2007
Co-organization (with Frédéric Mérand) of a session on the European Union (4 panels), Deuxième congrès international des associations francophones de science politique, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
16-17 February 2007
Co-organization (with Jean-Marc Siroën) of a conference on “The World Trade Organization: Is an End to the Crisis in Sight?” CERI, Sciences Po Paris
20 December 2006
Co-organization (with François Bafoil) of a workshop on “Regional economic integration: Europe and Asia in comparison,” CERI, Sciences Po Paris
3-4 March 2006
Organization of a workshop on “Institutional Change in France and Germany”, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
21 Juni 2004
Organization (with Alvaro Artigas) of the conference “Commerce international, régulation et acteurs non étatiques,” CERI, Sciences Po Paris
27-28 February 2003
Organization (with Sophie Jacquot) of the conference “Sociologie politique des usages de l’integration européenne,” Ecole doctorale, Sciences Po Paris

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Woll - Vita | [Last update 2008-11-12]