Eric Stollenwerk holds a B.A. in Political Science and German Literature from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2006–2010). He also holds an M.A. in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin (2010–2012). From 2008 to 2009 he studied at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, USA. Since October 2012 he has been a Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 at Freie Universität Berlin. His main responsibilities in the research project A1 include quantitative assessments of the SFB 700’s core assumptions. The conceptualization and measurement of legitimacy of governance actors, governance effectiveness, and statehood are of special interest. His forthcoming PhD thesis is titled: “The Legitimacy of Governance Actors and Collective Goods Provision in Areas of Limited Statehood: Theoretical and Empirical Insight into the Virtuous Cycle Argument” (working title).
Since January 2014 Eric Stollenwerk has served as acting Managing Director of the SFB 700. In September 2014 he became a Research Affiliate at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies.