Frauke Austermann was a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Global Politics since October 2009 to 2012. Since September 2012, she works as Assistant Professor in International Affairs at the Shanghai-Campus of ESSCA School of Management in Shanghai. Her dissertation was on the role of the European Union's Delegations in EU external relations. Her supervisors were Prof. Klaus Segbers (FU Berlin) and Prof. Li Qingsi (Renmin University of China). The work of the EU Delegation in China was the central case study. Frauke has therefore used her exchange year in China for in-depth field research on the cooperation of the EU Delegation in Beijing and the local member state embassies. She is currently finalising her dissertation manuscript to be published with Palgrave Macmillan.
Frauke holds a BA degree in European Studies from Maastricht University and Sciences Po Paris and a Masters degree in International Employment Relations from the London School of Economics (both with distinction). She studied Mandarin at University College London and at Beijing Language and Culture University. Before joining the Center for Global Politics, Frauke taught European Studies as a lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University.
Since March 2012, Frauke is part of the network management board of the EU-China Collaborative Research Network (CRN). Together with Prof. Wei Shen from the ESSCA School of Management Angers and Prof. Jing Men, Chair of EU-China Relations at the College of Europe in Bruges, Frauke coordinates the EU-China CRN which is funded by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and which runs until 2015. For more information, see www.uaces.org/china.
Her publications include: