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I am a Research Fellow at Kiel University’s Research Group on International Political Sociology. From September 2019 onwards I will be a DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC.
My work focuses mainly on international politics and foreign policy, which I approach from mainly two different angles. First, I am interested in how the discursive construction of meaning impacts foreign policy. Here I try to combine the perspective of “Essex School” discourse theory with insights from feminist ans postcolonial approaches. Second, I also rely on approaches that focus on foreign policy decision making (Foreign Policy Analysis). My doctoral dissertation, which I completed at the University of Bremen (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences) in 2017, received the 2018 EISA Best Dissertation Award.
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.
In my research, I focus mainly on:
- International Political Sociology
- Critical Security Studies and Critical Military Studies, in particular with respect to the German armed forces (Bundeswehr)
- Foreign Policy Analysis and the increasing role of non-state actors in foreign policy
- Discourse theory
- Populism and global order
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Dr. Frank A. Stengel
Research Group on International Political Sociology
24118 Kiel, Germany