I am a Lecturer in Sociology at Kiel University. I specialize in International Political Sociology, political and sociological theory, Critical Security/Military Studies, and German and US foreign policy.

Before coming to Kiel University in 2015, I worked at the University of Bremen as a Research Officer for the Institutional Strategy. There I was a member of the five-person “core team” that organized the university’s successful application in the third funding line “Institutional Strategies” of the German Excellence Initiative and co-authored a successful grant application to establish the post-doc program “BREMEN TRAC“, co-funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program. During the 2019-2020 academic year, I was a DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

My first book The Politics of Military Force: Antimilitarism, Ideational Change and Post-Cold War German Security Discourse (University of Michigan Press, 2020) examines post-unification German security policy from the perspective of the poststructuralist discourse theory of the Essex School. I am also the co-editor of Populism and World Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, with David B. MacDonald and Dirk Nabers), which explores the inter- and transnational dimensions of populism.

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Institutional website at Kiel University

ORCID: 0000-0003-2384-7119

ResearcherID: H-1865-2011

SCOPUS author ID: 43762266800

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Dr. Frank A. Stengel
Kiel University
Research Group on International Political Sociology
Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 2
24118 Kiel