·Rahel Süß







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Academic Positions


The New Institute, Hamburg, 10/2022 - 9/2024

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Future of Democracy Program




Humboldt-University of Berlin, 2/2022 - 1/2024

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)





PhD in Political Science (Distinction), University of Vienna, Spring 2020

Thesis: “Provoked Democracy: Towards a Radical Democratic Theory of Experimental Action”. (Advisor: Oliver Marchart)


MA in Political Science (Distinction), University of Vienna & Charles University, Prague, Summer 2014

Thesis: "Collective Agency: Gramsci, Holzkamp, Laclau/Mouffe". (Advisor: Ulrich Brand)


BA in Political Science (Distinction), University of Vienna,  Spring 2012



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


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