Fatima Kastner

AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future

 Fatima Kastner
  • Law,
  • Sociology

Areas of Expertise:
Sociology of law; Theory of world society; Globalization of transitional justice

2014 - 2019


Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany

Media and Fine Arts
Filzengraben 8-10
50676 Köln

+49 179 528 0323
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About me

Sharing innovative and interdisciplinary science has always been a great source of motivation in my career. Therefore I am grateful for being member of a group of outstanding science ambassadors at the AGYA that promotes both trans-disciplinary and trans-national collaborative research projects in a unique manner.

I studied Law, Philosophy, and Social Sciences in London and Paris, before receiving a doctoral degree at the Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. My field of research, as Assistant Professor at the Institute for World Society Studies, Bielefeld University, is centred primarily on various aspects of the emergence and formation of self-contained legal regimes in reference to theories of international law, world society and world culture. Special interests are governance and the normative guiding function of international organizations (UN/EU) in post-conflict operations. Currently my theoretical and empirical research covers the worldwide diffusion of international human rights, truth and reconciliation commissions and the differentiation and globalization of transitional justice to a new global legal regime. Quite recently I had the great honour to be awarded the Adam Podgorecki Prize by the Research Committee on Sociology of Law in the category "outstanding achievements in socio-legal research".