Philip Mats Tantow

Research and Teaching Fellow
Philip Mats Tantow
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Personal Details

Professional experience

  • Since 2020: Research and Teaching Fellow at the research unit International Organizations, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • 2015 - 2016: Data Analyst in the Economics Research Department, NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank

University education

  • Since 2020: Doctoral candidate in Political Science, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • 2010 - 2013: M.A. International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory, University of Bremen & Jacobs University Bremen
  • 2006 - 2010: B.A. Political Science (minor: Economics), University of Bremen
  • 2009 - 2010: ERASMUS exchange, Københavns University

Further experience in research and teaching

  • Research internship for the project "Populisms und economic upheavals since 1870", Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
  • Teaching assistant for Advanced Quantitative Methods, Jacobs University Bremen
  • Student reasearch assistant in the project "The Juridification of International Dispute Settlement", Collaborative Research Center 597 "Transformations of the State", University of Bremen
  • Tutor for Model United Nations, University of Bremen


  • German Political Science Association (DVPW)
    • Early Career Group: International Relations (ECIB)
    • Thematic Group: International Organization (TGIO, founding member)
  • European International Studies Association (EISA)
  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
    • Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR)
Research Focus
  • International Organizations
  • Global Governance
  • Transboundary Crises

Contributions to edited volumes

Conference Papers and Workshop Contributions

Tantow, Philip M. (2023): Authority Shifts in Transboundary Crises. Paper presented at:

  • DVPW ECIB Conference, Tutzing, 14-16 February 2023.
  • DVPW ECIB Colloquium, Tutzing (online), 9-10 March 2022.

Biedermann, Steve & Tantow, Philip M. (2022): Do Tough Times Call for Informal Measures? Exploring the Crisis-Informality-Nexus. Paper presented at:

  • ECPR General Conference, Innsbruck, 22-26 August 2022.
  • DVPW TGIO Workshop: International Organizations under Pressure, Bonn, 18-19 July 2022.

Kreuder-Sonnen, Christian & Tantow, Philip M. (2020): Crisis and Change at IOM: Critical Juncture, Precedents, and Task Expansion. Paper presented at the workshop: Spotlight on the International Organization for Migration (IOM): Obligations, Accountability and Ethos, Hertie School of Governance & Oxford University (online), 2 November 2020.

Tantow, Philip M. (2018): Global Governance in Tough Times: The Effectiveness of the Dublin Regulation. Paper presented at:

  • EISA PEC, Prague, 12-15 September 2018.
  • ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018.
  • SGIR Summer School: The Politics of Interdependence, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, 18-23 June 2018.

Tantow, Philip M. (2013): The Transnational Dimension of Recurring Civil Wars. Paper presented at:

  • PSS-ISA Joint Conference, Budapest, 27-29 June 2013.
  • 54th ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, 3-6 April 2013.

Tantow, Philip M. (2013): Fool Me Once... Different Causes of Civil War Onset and Recurrence. Paper presented at:

  • 54th ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, 3-6 April 2013.
  • 4th ECPR Graduate Conference, Bremen, 4-6 July 2012.

Tantow, Philip M. (2012): Civil Wars Episode V: Statehood Strikes Back. Paper presented at the 53rd ISA Annual Convention, San Diego, 1-4 April 2012.