Georg Simmerl

Cultural scholar, Carlo Barck Prize Fellow with the project Crisis, Critique, Governance: The History of the Theory of Liberalism and its Concepts


  • 2022 - 2023 Carlo-Barck-Fellow at ZfL Berlin
  • 2021 Disputation of the dissertation "Die Gründerkrise. Kritik und Regierungskunst des Liberalismus in den Anfängen des deutschen Nationalstaats" on 14. Dezember in Cultural History and Theory at Humboldt University Berlin (summa cum laude); reviewers: Prof. Joseph Vogl and Prof. Birger Priddat
  • 2021 - 2022 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cluster "Contestations of the Liberal Script", Berlin
  • 2020 - Freelance Author (reviews, essays)
  • 2019 Fellow-in-residence at Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche, Weimar; afterwards: parental leave
  • 2018 PhD scholarship granted by FAZIT-Stiftung
  • 2016 Research asssociate at the Professorship "Political Theory", Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. Herfried Münkler)
  • 2015 - 2018 PhD scholarship granted by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • 2013 - 2014 Research associate at WZB Berlin, Department "Global Governance" (Prof. Michael Zürn)
  • 2006 - 2013 Studies in Political Science, Media Science, Law, International Relations and Social Science in Regensburg (B.A.), Copenhagen and Berlin (M.A.)


  • 2016 Visiting Researach at the Department of German, Princeton University

Research Interests

  • Political Theory
  • German History
  • History of Concepts
  • Cultural Political Economy