Conference Presentations

INVITED TALKS

“Populism and World Politics,” keynote panel at the Graduate Student Research Workshop “The Challenge of Change,” 30 March 2019, University of Guelph, Canada.

“Breaks, Inconsistencies and Contradictions in Securitizing Processes: Linking New Threats to Extraordinary Means in the Post-Unification German Security Discourse,” presentation at the research colloquium, 20 March 2019, Institute of Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH), Germany.

“The Added Value of a Discourse Approach to International Relations”, presentation at the 2nd Bilateral Kobe-Kiel Workshop, 26 September 2018, Kobe University, Japan.

“Merely Adapting to Changed Circumstances? New Threats, Social Construction and German Antimilitarism”, presentation at the 1st Bilateral Kobe-Kiel Workshop, 18 September 2017, Kiel University.

“Difference, Othering, Antagonism and Threat in International Security”, presentation at the research seminar of the Critical Global Politics research cluster, 1 November 2017, University of Manchester, with Dirk Nabers.

WORKSHOP AND PANEL ORGANIZATION

Panel “Complicating Securitization: Inconsistencies and Contradictions in Securitization Processes” for the Trilateral Conference of DVPW, ÖVPW and SVPW, 14-16 February 2019, Zurich, with Hubert Zimmermann.

Two-day workshop “Debating Postcolonialism: Assessing the Contribution of Postcolonial Perspectives to Peace and Conflict Research”, sponsored by the Theory Section of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Research, University of Düsseldorf, 1-2 February 2019, with Hartwig Hummel and Lotta Mayer.

One-day workshop on “Music and World Politics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”, 17 March 2018, Lübeck, Germany, with Dirk Nabers.

Two-day workshop on “Laclau’s Contribution to IR: Rethinking Core Concepts,” April 2016, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany, with Dirk Nabers.

Panel “Music and World Politics: Analyzing the Interplay between Aesthetic and Textual Composition,” 57th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 16 – 19 March 2016, Atlanta, USA, with David MacDonald and Dirk Nabers.

Panel “Sight, Security and Politics: New Visual Media and the Production of Terror/Counter-Terror in the Public Imaginary,” 53rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 1-5 April 2012, San Diego, USA, with Jesse Crane-Seeber and David Shim.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

“Beyond Materialism and Idealism: Toward a Discourse Theory of IR,” paper presented at the 60th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 27-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada, with Dirk Nabers.

“Trump, Accelerationism and the Future of World Order,” paper presented at the 60th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 27-30 March 2019, Toronto, Canada, with Dirk Nabers.

“The Precarious Production of the ‘Out of Area Consensus’: Linking New Threats to Extraordinary Means in Post-Unification German Security Discourse,” paper presented at the Trilateral Conference of the German, Austrian and Swiss Political Science Associations, 14-16 February 2019, Zurich.

“Beyond materialism and idealism: Toward a discourse theory of IR,” paper presented at the “Discourse Theory: Ways Forward” colloquium, 7-8 February 2019, Brussels, with Dirk Nabers.

“Difference, Othering, Antagonism and Security Threats: Exploring the Nexus between Exclusion, Identity, and Security,” paper presented at the Pan-European Conference, 12th EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 12-15 September 2018, Prague, with Dirk Nabers.

“Discourse, Relativism and the Common Good: Rethinking Poststructuralism’s Normative Deficit with Derrida and Levinas,” paper presented at the Pan-European Conference, 12th EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 12-15 September 2018, Prague, with Malte Kayßer and Dirk Nabers.

Discussant at the panel “Emotions and Images of Identity/Difference,” Pan-European Conference, 12th EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 12-15 September 2018, Prague, with Malte Kayßer and Dirk Nabers.

“Articulating the self by blaming others: Difference, othering and antagonism in international crises,” paper presented at the 5th European Workshops in International Studies, 6-9 June, 2018, Groningen, with Dirk Nabers.

“Die Rekruten: Exploring military recruitment of the German Armed Forces on YouTube,” paper presented at the 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 4-7 April 2018, San Francisco, CA, with David Shim.

“Difference, Othering, Antagonism and Security Threats: Exploring the Nexus between Exclusion, Identity, and Security,” paper presented at the 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 4-7 April 2018, San Francisco, CA, with Dirk Nabers.

“Militainment, Rekrutierung und Antimilitarismus: Eine Analyse der Bundeswehr-eigenen YouTube-Webserie ‘Die Rekruten’,” paper presented at the workshop “Methods and Research Practices” of the DFG research network on Visuality and Global Politics, 18-20 May 2017, Kiel University.

“Sedimented practices in Trump’s foreign policy,” paper presented at the at the 58th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 22-25 February 2017, Baltimore, USA, with Dirk Nabers.

Discussant at the panel “New Perspectives on National Identity,” 57th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 16 – 19 March 2016, Atlanta, USA.

“Between Pacifization and Securitization: The Discursive Construction of Military Force in Post-Cold War German Parliamentary Discourse,” paper prepared for the 57th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 16 – 19 March 2016, Atlanta, USA.

“‘Capitalism Stole My Virginity’: Multimodal Capitalist Critique in The (International) Noise Conspiracy’s Music Videos,” paper prepared for the 57th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 16 – 19 March 2016, Atlanta, USA.

“Disappearing Violence, Aestheticizing War: The Visual Construction of the War in Afghanistan and German Antimilitarism,” paper presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 18-21 February 2015, New Orleans, USA, with David Shim.

“Desecuritizing War: Photography and Germany’s Portrayal of Its Military Missions in the New Social Media,” paper presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 1-5 April 2012, San Diego, USA, with David Shim.

“On Its Way to Normality? A Discourse Analysis of Germany’s Military Involvement Abroad,” paper presented at the 52nd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 16-19 March 2011, Montréal, Canada.

“Globalization and Foreign Policy Analysis: Neglect or Successful Adaptation to Changing Political Practices?”, paper presented at the 51st Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 17-20 February 2010, New Orleans, USA, with Rainer Baumann.

Participation in the Roundtable “US Leadership, International Crisis, and the Conduct of Foreign Policy” at the 51st Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 17-20 February 2010, New Orleans, USA, with David Houghton, David MacDonald, Robert Patman and Dirk Nabers, Chair: Jeffrey Legro.

“Auf dem Weg zur ‚Normalität‘? Eine Untersuchung des Diskurses zu den Auslandseinsätzen der Bundeswehr unter Rot-Grün” [On Its Way to Normality? A Discourse Analysis of Out-of-area Operations under the Red-Green Government], International Colloquium ‘Sortie de la singularité – Retour à la normalité: Politique et interventions militaires extérieures de la RFA depuis 1990‘, 12/13 November 2009, Lyon, France.