Research at the Chair of Criminology: Security and Resilience explores the contemporary moment as shaped by radical uncertainty, an authoritarian shift and an increasing exhaustion of living resources, but also by inventiveness and new forms of solidarity. Projects revolve around urban anti-terrorism strategies, far-right mobilisations, as well as apocalyptic reasoning and resilient practices in the face of climate change and a pandemic. Tracing how publics and collectivities are constantly shaped anew in these requires spatial, affective, and narrative sensitivities.
Christine Hentschel is co-chair in several research projects, all of which contribute to the University’s Profile Initiative Violence and Security Research.
- MUVE: Understanding and dealing with multiple crises (State Agency for Civic Education Hamburg)
- Situational Awareness: Sensing Security in the City (DFG Project)
- Democratising Security in Turbulent Times (LFF Graduate Programme)
- Conflict and Cooperation at the Climate-Security-Nexus: B3 project of the Cluster of Excellence „Climate, Climatic Change, and Society“ (CLICCS)
From December 2023 she will co-lead the Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies: Futures of Sustainability together with Frank Adloff (spokesperson) and Stefan Aykut.
In the summer term 2022 she was a fellow at the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) in Heidelberg.
She currently works on her book manuscript on „Edgework in the Anthropocene: Affective Devices for our Apocalyptic Times“ (with punctum books, New York)
More information on "PhD Projects" under Christine Hentschel's supervision.