Martin Seeleib-Kaiser studied Political Science, American Studies and Public Law at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich (Germany) (MA 1989; Dr phil 1992) and was awarded the venia legendi in political science (habilitation) by Bremen University (Germany) (2000). Prior to his appointment at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in 2017, he held appointments at the University of Oxford (2004-2017), Duke University (North Carolina, USA) (1999-2002) and Bremen University (1993-1999; 2002-2004). He was a visiting scholar/guest professor at George Washington University (USA; 1996), Shizuoka University (Japan; 1997), Aalborg University (DK; 2008) and the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre. Seeleib-Kaiser has held various administrative and management positions in academia; from 2011 to 2015 he served as Head of the Social Policy Department at the University of Oxford. He has also advised a number of governments and the EU Commission.
His research focuses on the politics of social policy and comparative social policy analysis. Areas of research interest are: