At GovInn, he contributes to research on relations between the European Union and African regionalisms. In particular, he co-leads the European Studies Association of Sub-Saharan Africa (ESA- SSA) and co-coordinates a project on Diversity, Inclusion and Multidisciplinarity in European Studies (DIMES) with UACES.
Previously at GovInn, Frank was senior researcher and principal investigator for various externally funded projects. He holds a Dr. phil. from the University of Leipzig and his work is driven by an interest in governance structures beyond the nation state.
- Transboundary Governance
- Comparative regionalism
- The finances of regionalism
- Negotiations of sovereignty and territoriality
- The Atlantic as a social space
- Sub-Saharan Africa and South America
2016-2019 Futures of EU-Africa relations: Lessons from scenario-building (FEARLESS)