Prof. Dr. Annette Zimmer – a DAAD/AICGS Fellow and Professor of German and European Social Policy and Comparative Politics at the University of Münster in Germany. Educated in Mannheim and Heidelberg, she has worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada, as a Research Associate at the John Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project and as a Visiting Fellow at Yale University.
Dr. Zimmer works on various issues concerning Governance and Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector in selected policy fields and countries. Dr. Zimmer has written numerous articles on Third Sector Policies and Social Policy. Dr. Zimmer is an elected member of several prestigious positions, including the Governing Board of the German Political Science Association, the Advisory Board of the Institute for Social Policy at Bremen University and the Secretarial Board of the International Society for present Third Sector Research. She is also the President of the Institute for Political Sciences at the University of Münster.
As a DAAD/AICGS Fellow, she will conduct research on the topic “At the Eve of Convergence? Social Service and Health Care Provision in the U.S. and Germany.” Her project investigates the topic of whether and to what extent personal social services in the U.S. and Germany are affected by the current societal, economic, and political changes, of which the financial crisis counts most prominently.
Made possible by the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt - AA)