Dr. Laura C. Mahrenbach

Office: B.365
Phone: 089/ 907793 – 201
E-mail: laura.mahrenbach@hfp.tum.de


German Research Foundation (DFG): "Conceptualizing Emerging Powers: The Role of Power, Money and Identity" (2017-2020)


Laura Mahrenbach has been working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Computational Social Sciences and Big Data at the HfP/TUM since January 2017. Prior to this position, she worked as a post-doc at the Technical University of Dresden, an assistant professor at Curry College, a research associate at the Ruhr-University Bochum and a graduate assistant at Florida State University. She completed her Ph.D. at the Ruhr-University in 2011.

Laura’s research interests include emerging powers (especiall Brazil, India and China), global economic governance, big data and digitalization. How can we understand and explain these states’ changing role in global affairs and institutions? What are the implications for established powers, such as the United States? What role(s) do big data and digitalization play in their rise? And how can big data facilitate or hinder national development and international leadership aspirations?

Selected publications

2019: Mahrenbach, Laura C. "Conceptualizing Emerging Powers." In: Timothy M. Shaw, Laura C. Mahrenbach, Renu Modi, und Xu Yi-chong, Hrsg. The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 217-231.

2018: Mahrenbach, Laura C. "The Promises and Challenges of Digitalization and Development in Major Emerging Markets." Emerging Global Governance Essay. Collaboration of the Foreign Policy Institute (Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies) with Global Policy.

2018: Mahrenbach, Laura C., Katja Mayer and Jürgen Pfeffer. "Policy Visions of Big Data: Views from the Global South." Third World Quarterly 39(10): 1861-1882.

2016: Mahrenbach, Laura C. "Domestic Politics, Emerging Powers and WTO Dispute Settlement Reform." International Negotiation 21(2): 233-266.

2015: Mahrenbach, Laura Carsten. "Deconstructing 'Emerging Powers' and 'Emerging Markets': India and the United States in Global Governance." India Quarterly 71(4): 348-364.

2013: Mahrenbach, Laura Carsten. The Trade Policy of Emerging Powers: Strategic Choices of Brazil and India. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.