Susanne Tönsmann

was born 1977, studied Political Science, Sociology and American Studies at the University of Hannover, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Háskóli Íslands-Reykjavík. She graduated with an M.A. in Political Science in 2004. She is since 2005 Ph.D. Fellow at the Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen and a fellow of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. In her dissertation, she looks at notions of citizenship in the European Union. With a focus on non-citizenship policies in Latvia, she seeks to explain the emergence of this new category of citizenship in the EU and the implications of this new category in the light of Union citizenship.
Her interests are broad and include citizenship theory, international relations theory, security studies and gender and queer studies and politics.


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