Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Dr. habil. Wolfgang Muno

Dr. habil. Wolfgang Muno studied Political Science, Ethnology and Public Law in Mainz and in Caracas, Venezuela. He graduated in 1996 (M.A.), and has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Mainz (2003). He received his postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation) from the University of Mainz in 2015.

Wolfgang Muno has taught in Mainz since 2003 and since 2014 he is Interim Professor for International Relations at the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen. From 2008 to 2011 he was a Senior Researcher at the University of Würzburg and from 2011 to 2013 he was Interim Professor for Political Science at the University of Erfurt. He conducted research in Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico and Thailand, and was Visiting Research Scholar at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, USA. He taught as a guest lecturer in Great Britain (University of Wales, Cardiff), Sweden (Umeå), Norway (Kristiansand) and India (Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Punjabi University Patiala).

His areas of specialization include Comparative Politics (democracy and democratization research, corruption, clientelism, and social and environmental policies), and International Relations (IR theory, third world politics) with a regional focus on Latin America. Dr. Muno has published a number of articles and books on topics in his areas of specialization.

Courses taught at the Brandt School:

  • BLM: Fundamentals of Political Science (WS 2011/12)

  • PNM: Comparing Welfare States and Social Policies (SS 2012)

  • CSM/ PNM: Organized Crime and Corruption (WS 2012/13)

  • EU: Model European Union (SS)