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Holger Stritzel studied political science, international relations and security studies in Germany and Aberystwyth before completing a PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science under the supervision of Barry Buzan. Before joining King’s College in 2014, he was a Lecturer in International Relations and Programme Director for International Security Studies at the University of St Andrews.


  • Transatlantic relations
  • Critical Security Studies
  • German and American foreign and security policies
  • Securitization theory
  • Processes of translation and diffusion in international relations

Dr Stritzel’s research interests currently focus on transatlantic relations, German-American relations and transatlantic networks.

Dr Stritzel has also published on securitization theory, the concept of translation and critical security studies.


PhD Supervisions

Dr Stritzel welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of his research interests.

Expertise and public engagement

Dr Stritzel has contributed to several media outlets and acted as a reviewer for leading academic journals in international relations and security studies including International Studies QuarterlyEuropean Journal of International RelationsReview of International Studies, Security DialogueSecurity StudiesCooperation and Conflict and Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen.