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Frauke Banse is lecturer at the Department of Political Science. She studied political science at the University of Bremen and philosophy at the University of Paris and pursued her doctoral studies at the University of Kassel attending the Global Social Policies and Governance graduate school. In 2013 she finished her PhD thesis on effects of foreign funding on trade unions in Ghana and Benin.

Apart from being an academic, Banse worked for NGOs and civil society networks (Bewegungsstiftung (movement foundation), medico international, Clean Clothes Campaign), as a coordinator in the Global Labour University and as a freelance researcher and trainer.

Banse’s research fields are international and intersocietal relations. In particular, she is interested in international trade unions and labour rights, civil society networks, international trade policy and development policy. The regional focus of her work is West Africa as well as South East and South Asia.