Welcome to my personal website!
I am a Research Fellow at Kiel University’s Research Group on International Political Sociology. My work focuses mainly on 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).
Before coming to Kiel Unviersity in 2015, I worked at the University of Bremen as a Research Officer for the Institutional Strategy. My doctoral dissertation, which I completed at the University of Bremen (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences) in 2017, received received the 2018 EISA Best Dissertation Award.
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