Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helen Callaghan

Bild Prof. Callaghan

Phone: +49 6131 39-27749
E-Mail: callaghan@politik.uni-mainz.de

Consultation hours:
Thur, online 16 - 17 h
(by agreement: callaghan@politik.uni-mainz.de)

Philosophicum II
Room 03-229
55128 Mainz


Academic Degrees

  • 2019     Habilitation in Political Science, University of Cologne
  • 2006     Ph.D., Political Science, Northwestern University, USA                                                                                     Committee: Kathy Thelen, Michael Wallerstein, Peter Gourevitch, Karen Alter
  • 2002     M.Sc., Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Northwestern University
  • 1998     B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Trinity College, Oxford University
  • 1995     Abitur (1.3), St. Viti-Gymnasium Zeven, Germany


  1. Sem (MA) Qualitative Methoden in der Politikwissenschaft (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helen Callaghan)
  2. Sem (MA) Schlüsseltexte der politischen Ökonomie (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helen Callaghan)
  3. V Einführung in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helen Callaghan)

Semester: WiSe 2021/22


Since 2021     Professor of Political Economy, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz

2018-2021      Research Associate, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute Adjunct lecturer,                          James Madison University Florence

2017-2018      Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute

2008-2017       Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) 2006-2008                            Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute

1999-2006       MA/Ph.D. candidate (with some teaching duties), Northwestern University 1998-1999                                       Research assistant for David Soskice, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin

Research Grants

  • 2009     DAAD-Procope research grant (12000 Euros, shared with Paul Lagneau)
  • 2004     MPIfG pre-dissertation fellowship (2 years)
  • 2003     Council for European Studies pre-dissertation fellowship (12 months)
  • 2002     Chateaubriand fellowship for research in France (9 months)                                                                         Bourse d’Acceuil, École Normale Supérieure Paris (free housing for 9 months)
  • 2000     Fellowship by examination, Northwestern University Program "Mathematical                                              Methods in the Social Sciences" (1 year)
  • 1999    Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University (1 year)