EARLY CAREER RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT
The aim of the Early Career Development Group (ECD) group is to create safe, generous and diverse spaces for early career scholars in International Studies and related disciplines. It does so by actively stimulating and contributing to EISA, assisting its board in matters concerning ECDs, and organizing meetings and activities.
In this context, thematic discussions and learning concerning topics that are of particular relevance to early career scholars can take place, both in the context of EISA annual conferences and workshops such as PEC and EWIS and beyond. The agenda and activities of the group are constantly under development and open to ideas of new ECD group members as well as the wider community.
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The members of the Group are:
Graduate Institute in Geneva
Janine Bressmer is a PhD candidate in International Relations / Political Science at the Graduate Institute in Geneva where she works on security management and its spatial dynamics in humanitarian action. She is affiliated with the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding as a Doctoral Researcher and a Doc.CH fellow with the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Janine holds a Master´s Degree in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute and a Bachelor´s degree in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She also earned a post-graduate certificate in International Conflict Management through the International Peace and Security Institute and the John Hopkins University SAIS Bologna.
Ozyegin University, Istanbul/University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Samarjit Ghosh is a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Ozyegin University, and a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. His research focuses on everyday security practices in global/world cities.
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy | Autonomous University of Madrid
International Relations scholar, I specialise on Critical Security Studies and Critical Terrorism Studies. I look at how discourses on security and terrorism work, mainly through Critical Discourse Analyses (CDA), Post-Structuralist Analyses and genealogies. My research consists in an analysis of the United Nations' role in the construction of the post-9/11 international terrorism, a genealogy of the articulation of the threat within the organisation and its evolution into extremism and radicalism. I look at the effects these constructions have both on global and domestic policies and practices of countering terrorism. I am also interested in the politics of the MENA countries from a post-colonial perspective, human security, (b)orders, and gendered approaches to terrorism and political violence.
Roma Tre University
Flavia Lucenti is a PhD candidate in Political Studies and International Relations at Roma Tre University. Her research interests include IR Theory, Social Psychology, China and Russia IR. Her investigations deal with interpreting international politics in terms of social interactions among states, with a specific attention to the concepts of self-representation and social recognition which she uses to assess how China and Russia have turned into dissatisfied actors towards the US-led international order. Previously, she held visiting positions at the Hong Kong University (HKU), the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and the European University Institute (EUI).
University of Vienna, Austria
Madita Standke-Erdmann is a lecturer, PhD candidate and researcher with the GENDER-NET Plus/FWF research project GBV-MIG at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna. In her doctoral research, she explores EU-border security practices through a feminist postcolonial lens. She holds a MSc International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
University of Hamburg
Nina Perkowski is Assistant Professor in Sociology: Violence and Security Research at the University of Hamburg, Germany. In her research, she focuses on how borders are drawn, contested, and navigated within and around European societies, critically examining the interplay of border security and border violence in different contexts.
Her research has been published in journals such as Security Dialogue, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Journal of Common Market Studies. Her monographs “Humanitarianism, Human Rights, and Security: The Case of Frontex” and “Reclaiming Migration: Voices from Europe’s ‘Migrant Crisis’” (written with Vicki Squire, Dallal Stevens, and Nick Vaughan-Williams) were published by Routledge and Manchester University Press in 2021.