Susanne Schorpp

Georgia State University

Phone: (040) 413 6605



I am currently an assistant professor at Georgia State University, where I am teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in judicial politics and research methods. My research explores the conditions that impact the willingness and ability of courts to protect individual rights as well as the limitations of a rights-focused judiciary. Several of my projects examine judicial politics from a comparative perspective.

I received my PhD from the University of South Carolina in December 2011 and spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis before joining the faculty at Georgia State University.

Before starting my graduate studies at the University of South Carolina, I lived in Munich, where I received an M.A. in American Cultural History from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University.

I am part German and part Brazilian (with a little Danish mixed in) and I have been fortunate enough to live in Germany, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, and now the United States.

With family and friends spread across many continents, traveling is both a duty and passion for me.  The one place I like to visit most is probably our old house close to the beach in “Mongaguá”, Brazil, that my grandfather built more than 50 years ago. Apart from that tidbit, one last thing you need to know is how my loyalties line up when it comes to soccer:

Brazil > Germany > Mexico > Portugal

Feel free to disagree.

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