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Janne Mende is a post-doctoral researcher at the International Center for Development and Decent Work. Her research concentrates on the meaning of non-state and private actors for the violation and protection of human rights in the context of globalization and global governance, on social human rights and on modern forms of slavery.
Throughout 2013-2014, she has been a lecturer for ‘Globalization & Politics’ and ‘International Relations’ at the University of Kassel. From 2010 to 2013, she conducted her PhD research on collective human rights, concentrating on the scope and functions of identity, culture and indigeneity. The PhD was DFG-funded via the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (University of Giessen). Her previous study on universalism, cultural relativism and female genital mutilation/cutting was published in 2011.
Janne Mende was a visiting research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham (9-10/2014), and a visiting scholar at the Department of Politics, New School for Social Research, New York (5/2012).

Research areas: human rights, globalization and global governance, privacy, non-state actors, culture and identity, minority rights, indigenous rights, gender, international political theory, political theory, international relations.

Courses taught:
Master’s-level courses:
Transnational non-state actors and human rights: Theories and evidence
Indigenous rights and wrongs
Gender und Ethnizität in der Transitional Justice
Indigenität in lokaler und globaler Perspektive

Bachelor’s-level courses:
Internationale politische Theorie
Global Governance: Ordnung oder Fairness?
Transnationale Rechte: Schutz, Verletzung und Verantwortung
Individuum, Gesellschaft und Gruppe als politikwissenschaftliche Konzepte
Einführung in die Transitional Justice
Menschenrechte: International, transnational, lokal
Internationale Menschenrechte: Dimensionen, Kritiken und Begründungen
Menschenrechte: Universell und unteilbar?
Propädeutikum: Einführung in politikwissenschaftliches Arbeiten
Politische Erwachsenenbildung zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit