Hans-Ludwig Buchholz

Teaching Fellow, University of Aberdeen

I am most interested in those areas of Political Theory and the History of Political Thought, which are connected to literary criticism and language philosophy. In my research, I aim to better understand how narratives shape our society and ask what political scientists can learn from works of literature. In the last years, I have worked on theories of text and interpretation in political theory and the authors Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jacques Derrida and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
I hold a PhD in modern thought from the University of Aberdeen (UK) and have studied politics, political theory and the history of political thought in Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Passau (all Germany) and Exeter (UK).


  • 2019–present
    Teaching Fellow, University of Education Karlsruhe


  • 2019 
    University of Aberdeen, UK, PhD in Modern Thought
  • 2015 
    Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, MA Political Theory
  • 2013 
    University of Exeter, UK, MA in the History of Political Thought
  • 2011 
    Passau University, Germany, BA Governance and Public Policy


  • 2019
    "Uns kommt nur noch die Komödie bei." Friedrich Dürrenmatts "dramaturgisches Denken" als Methode der Politischen Theorie, Jahrbuch Politisches Denken
  • 2019
    Was ist Text? Eine ontologische Grundlage für Interpretationsmethoden in der Politikwissenschaft, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft
  • 2012
    Die Welt als dramaturgisches Labyrinth: Das politische Denken im Werk Friedrich Dürrenmatts,