Dorothee Bohle holds a chair in social and political change at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. She was previously a professor of political science at Central European University, Budapest, and from 1995-2001 a research fellow at the Social Science Research Center, Berlin.
She held numerous visiting positions, including at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University; the European University Institute, where she was a Fernand Braudel Fellow, the University of Florida, Gainesville and the University of Osnabrück. She received her Ph.D. from the Free University of Berlin. Prof. Bohle’s research focusses on comparative political economy with a special emphasis on East Central Europe. She has participated in a number of EU-funded research projects, most recently as work package leader in the Horizon 2020 ENLIGHTEN (European Legitimacy in Governing through Hard Times: the Role of European Networks) project. She has published two books, and numerous book chapters and journal articles. Her co-authored book on Eastern Europe’s capitalist diversity has received the 2013 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Research. She is associate editor of the Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD), and sits on the editorial boards of the journals New Perspectives, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, and European Journal of Industrial Relations. She serves as a member of the executive council of the Society for Advancement of Socioeconomics (SASE), as board member of the CES Network on the Historical Study of States and Regimes, and as scientific board member of the Institute for Research on Eastern and Southeastern Europe in Regensburg.