Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch

Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch

Vice Director of the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

Chair of Business Administration, esp. Management and Organization, European University Viadrina

The focus of my research is the investigation of organizational and strategic processes in corporations. The development and establishment of rules, routines and practices over the course of time are analyzed against the background of an interplay between intentional management and emergence. The concept of the border and the expanded conception of the border play a central role here, for in this sense management control means, first of all, border management as the perpetuation and further development of system borders, and thus of differences between the system and its environment.

Former Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schoor

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schoor

Former Director of the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

Axel Springer Endowed Chair for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, Exile and Migration, European University Viadrina

As a literary scholar, my interest is focused on processes of literary culture and communication in their spatial, performative, media and aesthetic dimensions. I concentrate on the scientific analysis of phenomena of cultural interactions and the shifting of aesthetic borders in literature in the context of questions about diaspora, exile and migration, that is, of social border phenomena par excellence, which are today, in the context of globalization debates, also being redefined theoretically in the discourses of literary scholarship.

Prof. Dr. Jan C. Joerden

Prof. Dr. Jan C. Joerden

Former Vice Director of the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

Chair of Criminal Law, esp. International Criminal Law and Comparative Criminal Law, Philosophy of Law, European University Viadrina

A first emphasis of my research work is on comparative criminal law, with the goal of formulating general principles for an internationalization of criminal law that surmounts national borders. This work also references the criminal law issues in the direct border regions between states (especially Poland/Germany) ("Criminality in the Border Region"). These studies further require an analysis of the ethical convictions decisive for each national criminal justice system.

A second research emphasis concerns the investigation of the ethical framing conditions for modern developments in medical technology, which increasingly seem to call into question the previously firmly established borders of the human species (as through the creation of so-called chimeras and hybrids, concepts of post-humanism, nanotechnology, etc.).

Prof. Dr. Annette Werberger

Prof. Dr. Annette Werberger

Former Director, Promotion for early career scholars at the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

Chair of Literary Studies: East European Literatures, European University Viadrina

I bring together ideas and concepts of "B/Orders in Motion" with my scientific work as a cultural scientist and literary scholar at the Viadrina at a variety of levels: For instance, in narratological theory, the crossing of a border is the fundamental event of any narration. In recent years, the negotiation and deliberate drawing of social, religious, linguistic or institutional borders has determined my research on the continental empires of central and eastern Europe (the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires). A third concern of my work investigating borders is constant reflection on disciplinary borders and history of science.