Dr. Ruben Kremers










Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Department of Political Science
Centre for Political Economy

Jakob-Welder-Weg-20 (Philosophicum II Building)
55099 Mainz

Office: Philo II 03-225
Email: kremers@politik.uni-mainz.de

Phone: +49 6131 39 25223


Ruben Kremers is a postdoctoral researcher in International Political Economy. His research and teaching focusses on the digitalisation and the financialisation of global capitalism, with a particular focus on the politics of the digital start-up sector.

Research interests

  • International Political Economy
  • Critical and Interdisciplinary Methodologies
  • Global Finance & Global Tech
  • Fintech Startups



Kremers R & Rethel L (2024) Curated Power: The Performative Politics of (Industry) Events. International Political Sociology, 18(1): online first. https://doi.org/10.1093/ips/olad021

Brassett J, Chodor T, Elias J, Gunawardana S, Kremers R, Nikolaidis G, Rethel L & Richardson B (2023) COVID-19 and The International Political Economy of Everyday Life: An Introduction to the Special Issue. Reinvention: an International Journal of Undergraduate Research, 16(2): online. https://doi.org/10.31273/reinvention.v16i2.1384.

Dutta S, Kremers R, Pape F & Petry J (2020) Critical Macro Finance: An Introduction. Finance and Society, 6(1): 34-44. https://doi.org/10.2218/finsoc.v6i1.4407.

Kremers R (2018). Conversation with… Wendy Larner. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 6(1): online. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v6i1.243

Kremers R & Brassett J (2017) Mobile Payments, Social Money: Everyday Politics of the Consumer Subject. New Political Economy, 22(6): 645-660. https://doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2017.1306503.