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Matthias (‘Matt’) Kranke has been a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Kassel since September 2019. He holds a B.A. degree in social science (major: political science) from Lund University, Sweden; an M.A. degree in politics, economics and history from the University of Trier; an M.A. degree in International Relations from Macquarie University, Sydney; and a PhD degree in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick. Before joining the University of Kassel, he was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick.

Matt’s research interests cut across various fields, especially International Relations and International Political Economy, but also organisation studies, sociology, science and technology studies, and increasingly ecological economics. He has published work on the political role of international organisations (especially the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group), their interactions, as well as on global benchmarking and quantification, in a number of peer-reviewed journals. At the University of Kassel, he pursues a new project that investigates the extent to which international organisations have come to develop and promote post-growth ideas.

Matt has repeatedly been able to secure third-party funding for this research, mostly notably a doctoral scholarship from the University of Warwick (2013–17) and an Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust (2018–21), as well as several smaller research grants. In addition to his research and teaching activities, he is currently one of four scholars representing the ‘Arbeitskreis Internationale Politische Ökonomie’ (elected for 2018–21) of the German Political Science Association.