Ludger Helms, M.A. (Freiburg), Dr. phil. (Heidelberg), Habilitation (Humboldt, Berlin), is a Professor of Political Science (Chair of Comparative Politics) and Head of the Research Centre “Spheres of Governance” at the University of Innsbruck.
Before joining the University of Innsbruck in 2008, he was a Senior Research Professor in the Department of International Relations at Webster University and a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Council. He has held positions or visiting affiliations at the University of Heidelberg, the University of Göttingen, Humboldt University, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Barnard College/Columbia University, the London School of Economics, the University of Tokyo, LUISS, Central European University and Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta.