Kerstin Martens is an Associate Professor of International Relations at
the University of Bremen, Germany. Her research interests include
social and education policy in international and comparative
perspectives, international organisations (in particular the OECD and
the UN), NGOs, and qualitative methodology. She holds a PhD in Social
and Political Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence,
During her stay at the Center, she will be working on a project
concerning measurement and standardization in education systems.
Consisting of a comparative study of the U.S. and Germany, her research
project aims to examine the effects of international student achievement
studies, in particular the OECD’s PISA study, on the local level of
education policy making processes.
This information is accurate for the time period that the
scholar is affiliated with CES.
Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Bremen, Germany
Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
Kerstin Martens, Dennis Niemann & Janna Teltemann (guest editors) “Effects of International Assessments in Education – A Multidisciplinary Review,” European Educational Research Journal 15(5), 2016.
Alexandra Kaasch & Kerstin Martens (Eds.) Actors and Agency in Global Social Governance.(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).
The Appeal of Numbers? Measurement and Standardization in Federal Education Systems