Welcome to my personal website!

I am a DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, DC, on leave from Kiel University’s Research Group on International Political Sociology.

My work focuses mainly on International Political Sociology, sociological and political theory (in particular discourse theory), peace and security policy, and populism. 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. At SAIS I conduct a project focussing on the nexus between populism and world order.

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.

This website provides information about my career, my past and current research, publications and conference papers as well as an overview of courses taught.

In my research, I focus mainly on:

  • International Political Sociology
  • Peace, conflict and security policy
  • Critical Security Studies and Critical Military Studies, in particular with respect to the German armed forces (Bundeswehr)
  • Discourse theory
  • Populism, in particular its transnational and international dimension

Other online profiles and websites:

Institutional website at Kiel University

ORCID: 0000-0003-2384-7119

ResearcherID: H-1865-2011

SCOPUS author ID: 43762266800

Profiles on Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, ResearchGateAcademiaImpactstory and Kudos.


Dr. Frank A. Stengel
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Foreign Policy Institute
1717 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20036