Felix Anderl

Felix Anderl is a Professor at the University of Marburg.

From January 2019 until August 2020, Felix was a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the ERC-funded project ARTEFACT. He is investigating the historical sociology of international politics, with a focus on protest, resistance and critique. He particularly analyzes social movements and other critics and their relations to international organisations in the fields of economic policy, development, food and agriculture. In his current project, ARTEFACT-Solidarity, he investigates possibilities for solidarity across difference and how imaginaries of “the global” constitute, inform or undermine such solidarity. He utilizes a mix of methods such as discourse analysis and ethnographic approaches and has gained much of his experience during fieldwork in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. Felix has published on questions around the globalization of knowledge and how transnational power structures increasingly inform daily lives, even if they are veiled by “the myth of the local”.

Prior to joining CRASSH, Felix worked as a research associate at the Cluster of Excellence: The Formation of Normative Orders at the University of Frankfurt. He was employed in a research project on opposition and dissidence in the global justice movement. In his PhD project, he analyzed mechanisms of rule in "global governance” with the example of the World Bank Group’s interaction with transnational protest movements. In 2016, he spent three months as a visiting scholar at the Elliott School of International Affairs (Washington D.C.). He obtained degrees in Political Science and History (B.A.) from Freiburg University and 'International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory' (M.A.) from Jacobs University and the University of Bremen.

Monographs and Edited Volumes

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • Priska Daphi, Felix Anderl and Nicole Deitelhoff, 'Bridges or Divides? Conflicts and Synergies of Coalition Building across Countries and Sectors in the Global Justice Movement,' Social Movement Studies (published online October 2019).
  • Felix Anderl and Philip Wallmeier, '"Institution" als Scharnierkonzept zwischen Herrschaft und Widerstand. Ein Vorschlag zur empirischen Analyse transnationaler neoliberaler Herrschaft', Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen 32, 2 (2019): pp. 192-206.
  • Felix Anderl, 'Soziale Bewegungen [Social Movements]' in ABC der globalen (Un)Ordnung [The ABC of global (dis)order], ed. Claudia von Braunmühl, Heide Gerstenberger, Ralf Ptak and Christa Wichterich, (VSA: Verlag Hamburg, 2019).
  • Felix Anderl, 'Coherence', in The Language of World Trade Politics: Unpacking the Terms of Trade, ed. Klaus Dingwerth and Clara Weinhardt (London: Routledge, 2018).
  • Felix Anderl and Philip Wallmeier, 'Modi der Kritik des Internationalen Regierens. Ein Plädoyer für immanente Kritik' [Modes of Critique in International Relations – the Case for Immanent Critique], Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, 25 (2018): pp. 65-89.
  • Felix Anderl and Elias Steinhilper, 'Globale soziale Bewegungen? Einführung in die Transnationalisierung und Lokalisierung von Protest' [Global Social Movements? Introduction to the Transnationalisation and Localisation of Protest], in Politik und Peripherie. Eine politikwissenschaftliche Einführung [Politics and Periphery. A Political Science Introduction] (Second Edition), ed. Ilker Ataç, Albert Kraler, Wolfram Schaffar and Aram Ziai (Vienna: Mandelbaum, 2018).
  • Felix Anderl, 'Protest – Öffnung – Wandel? Transnationale Advocacy-Netzwerke in der ‚geöffneten‘ Gelegenheitsstruktur' [Protest – Opening-up – Change? Transnational Advocacy Networks in the “Open” Opportunity Structure], Leviathan 33 (2017): pp. 93-116.
  • Felix Anderl, 'The Myth of the Local: How International Organizations Localize Norms Rhetorically', Review of International Organizations, 11, 2 (2016): pp. 197-218.
  • Felix Anderl, 'Strengthening Civil Society Through Development Cooperation? Localizing Participation in Post-Suharto Indonesia', in Localization in Development Aid: How Global Institutions Enter Local Lifeworlds, ed. Thorsten Bonacker, Judith von Heusinger and Kerstin Zimmer (London: Routledge, 2016).