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I am a Research Fellow at Kiel University’s Research Group on International Political Sociology. My work is informed by critical and discourse theory, in particular the so-called “Essex School” advocated by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. I use mainly (but not exclusively) a discourse theoretical approach to examine security policy, empirically focusing mainly on German and U.S. foreign policy. Before coming to Kiel Unviersity in 2015, I worked at the University of Bremen as a Research Officer for the Institutional Strategy. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Bremen (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences) in 2017.
In my research, I focus mainly on:
- Critical Security Studies and Critical Military Studies, in particular with respect to the German armed forces (Bundeswehr)
- International Political Sociology
- Discourse theory
- Foreign Policy Analysis and the increasing role of non-state actors in foreign policy
- Populism and global order
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Frank A. Stengel
Research Group on International Political Sociology