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Dr. Cordula Tibi Weber

Research Fellow

Short CV

  • Since 2018: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies in the DFG-project „Latin American Courts Going Public: Institutional Innovations for Social Participation in the Judicial Decision-Making Process“

  • 2017 - 2018: Scientific assistant of Prof. Dr. Sandra Destradi, Chair of International Relations and Regional Governance at the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg

  • 2014 – 2018: Participation in the DAAD-CAPES-Kooperationsprojekt „The Institutional Presidency in Latin America“

  • 2013 - 2019: Doctoral Student at the University of Hamburg and the GIGA Doctoral Programme

  • 2011 - 2015: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies in the Leibniz-project „Judicial (In)dependence in New Democracies. Courts, Presidents and Legislatures in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa“ Education: Political Science and Latin American Studies at the University of Hamburg

  • Education: Political Science and Latin American Studies at the University of Hamburg


Current Research

  • The role of courts in the political system

  • Judicial legitimacy

  • Courts and the public

  • Judicial independence in new democracies, especially Latin America

  • Development of democracy in Paraguay


Countries and Regions

  • Latin America

  • Paraguay


Research Programme

  • Accountability and Participation


Projects