University of Freiburg, Germany
Stefan Rother is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Freiburg, Germany. His research focus is migration, global governance, social movements, regional integration and non-/post-Western theories of international relations. He was a Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) and researcher and editorial manager of the International Quarterly for Asian Studies at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute for Socio-Cultural Research. In 2012, he completed his doctorate at the University of Freiburg. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Southeast Asia, and participant observation at global governance fora and civil society parallel and counter-events at the UN, ILO, ASEAN and WTO-level. His latest monograph is Democratization through Migration: Political Remittances and Participation of Philippine Return Migrants (with Christl Kessler, 2016).