During my BA studies in Political Science and German Studies at the University of Münster, I developed an interest in theories that lie on the intersection of both subjects, namely discourse theory and post-structuralist feminist theory. I continued my education at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen where I obtained a MA in International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory.
Topics that interest me are embodied subjectivities and bodies in International Relations, (militarized) masculinities, and theories of (gendered) nationalism.
Working title: Affective Politics of German Veteran Communities: Rendering Trauma and Violence In/Visible
I investigate the performative power of embodied expressions of vulnerability in German veteran communities, as well as the orchestration of bodies at events and spectacles rendering veterans’ wounds in/visible (or otherwise affectively in/tangible). A multi-sited approach consisting of observations and interviews allows me to evaluate how different practices stick attributes to the image of veterans, and at the same time constitute a multi-faceted imaginary of violent situations that appear to have inscribed themselves into the veterans’ bodies. A guiding question is what politics and affective communities are interpellated by such practices of showing/hiding trauma and violence.
I draw on developments in Queer and Feminist IR as well as affective and visual turns, Critical Military Studies and Feminist Security Studies.
2020 “Poster Trouble. Das Plakat zur Homosexualität_en-Ausstellung in Münster: Eine Diskursanalyse”, Journal Netzwerk Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung NRW, 46: https://doi.org/10.17185/duepublico/72324