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Biography

Karoline (she/her) is a PhD researcher at the Department of War Studies. Her research explores how feminist foreign policy works in the everyday of German foreign policy practitioners and feminist activists and is fully funded by the German Academic Scholarship Association (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).

Karoline has extensive teaching and research experience, with a particular focus on international relations theory and feminist approaches to the international. Courses she has taught on include:

  • Gendering Global Politics, King’s College London, 3rd year BA
  • International Relations Theory, University of Erfurt, 2nd year BA
  • Introduction to Social Science Theory, University of Erfurt, 2nd year BA

Karoline is also an Associate Features Editor at E-International Relations and an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer with the Women in War and International Politics network.

Karoline holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Erfurt and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London.

 

Research Interests

  • Gender politics
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • (Feminist) foreign policy
  • Feminist international relations and security studies
  • Institutional ethnography

 

Publications

For a full list of publications see Karoline's PURE account

 

Thesis

Feminist Foreign Policy in the Everyday of the German Foreign Office: The Politics of Change and Resistance in German Foreign Policymaking

Karoline's PhD is located at the nexus of feminist international relations, foreign policy analysis, and sociology. It explores how feminist foreign policy works in the everyday of German foreign policy practitioners and feminist activists. Specifically, her PhD looks at how feminist foreign policy is theorised by those engaging in foreign policymaking in their day-to-day work, how this links to broader discourses on foreign policy and feminism, and what the challenges and limitations are in terms of how feminist foreign policy works 'in practice.'

Supervisors

Dr Amanda Chisholm (primary)

Dr Didier Bigo (secondary)