·Rahel Süß







E-Mail: contact@rahel-suess.com

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Academic Positions


The New Institute, Hamburg, 10/2022 -

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Future of Democracy Program




Humboldt-University of Berlin, 2/2022 -

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Social Science, Theory of Politics (Christian Volk)


London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 3-8/2022

Alexander von Humboldt Postdooctoral Visiting Scholar

Government Department (sponsor Lea Ypi)


Humboldt-University of Berlin, 2/2021-8/2022

Founding Director of the Data Politics Lab

Department of Social Science, Theory of Politics


King's College London, 9/2021 - 1/2022

Visiting Scholar

Department of Digital Humanities (sponsor Paolo Gerbaudo)


University of Vienna, 2015-2021

Lecturer (teaching) in Political Theory (postgraduate and undergraduate level); the history of political ideas, democratic theory, digital democracy and emancipatory politics


Humboldt-University of Berlin, 4-7/2020

Research Fellow

Center for Humanities and Social Change, Department of Philosophy (Rahel Jaeggi)


Goldsmiths University of London, 1-6/2020

Visiting Scholar

Department of Politics and International Relations (sponsor William Davies)


Duke University, North Carolina, 8-12/2019

Visiting Scholar

Franklin Humanities Institute & Literature Program (sponsor Michael Hardt)


Queen Mary University of London, 7/2018 - 6/2019

Visiting Scholar

School of Politics and International Relations (sponsor Lasse Thomassen)


University of Westminster, London, 1/2017 - 6/2018

Visiting Scholar

Centre for the Studies of Democracy (sponsor Chantal Mouffe & Paulina Tambanaki)





Dr. phil., Political Science, University of Vienna,  2020 (distinction)

MA in Political Science, University of Vienna,  2014 (distinction)

BA in Political  Science, University of Vienna,  2012 (distinction)



Grands, Fellowships and Awards


  • 3-8/2022 | Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Visiting-research grant for the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2022-24 | Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2021-2022 |The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) Post-DocTrack Fellowship
  • 2020 | Humanities & Social Change International Foundation Fellowship
  • 2019 | University of Vienna Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2017-2018 | Austrian Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD) Marietta Blau Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2018 | University of Uppsala, Uppsala Forum Workshop-Grant
  • 2015-2018 | Rosa Luxemburg-Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2013-2014 | Rosa Luxemburg-Foundation Scholarship for postgraduate studies
  • 2013, 2014 & 2016 | University of Vienna, Accomplishment Award



Editor & Reviewer

Founder and Editorial Board Member, engagée Journal

Reviewer: Polity Press, Routledge, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ZPol), Philosophy & Social Criticism, Constellations, and Democratic Theory.





University of Vienna

  • 2022 | What is digital democracy?
  • 2021 | The Politics of the Future: Technology, Democracy and Resistance
  • 2020 | Power and Resistance in the Digital Constellation
  • 2019 | Digital Protest and the Political
  • 2016 – 2020 | The History of Political Ideas (20S, 19W, 18W, 18S, 17W, 17S, 16W)
  • 2018 | Radical Democracy and Municipal Movements
  • 2016 | Methods of Political Science
  • 2015 | Introduction to International Politics


Photo: Olivier Pol Michel |www.moi-toi.de