Dr. Gordon Friedrichs
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
T: +49 (0)6221-54 38 78
F: +49 (0)6221-54 37 19
Gordon Friedrichs received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Heidelberg University in 2019. He studied Political Science and South Asian Studies at the universities of Frankfurt am Main, Arizona State, and Heidelberg. Before joining the HCA in the fall of 2019, he worked as a research associate at the Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University. His research focuses on (1) the impact of polarization and populism on democracies' foreign policymaking; (2) resilience and transformation of inter-state order; and (3) international relations of East Asia and the Asia-Pacific. More generally, he is interested in how the interplay between domestic and international politics affects states' roles in the areas of security and trade. In his GKAT project, he investigates the role of trust in U.S. global financial authority.
Gordon Friedrichs is currently a spokesperson of the group "Foreign and Security Policy" of the German Political Science Association (with Klaus Brummer, Sandra Destradi, and Patrick Mello).
For more information, visit his personal website at http://www.gordonfriedrichs.com.