About

Simon Koschut is currently a Visiting Professor in International Relations and European Integration at the Otto Suhr Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Starting in 2019, he will begin a five-year Heisenberg Research Fellowship funded by the German Research Council (DFG).

 

He also leads a DFG-funded research network on the emotional underpinnings of power and hierarchies in world politics, serves as a spokesperson of the DVPW theme group "Norm Research in IR", and is lead editor of the Brill book series "Critical Emotion Research".

 

His research interests include Security Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and International Relations theory, in particular regional security governance, norm research in International Relations, and emotions in world politics. 

 

His book Normative Change and Security Community Disintegration (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) received the Ernst Otto Czempiel Award for the best postdoctoral monograph published in the field of peace research. Other work has appeared in journals such as Review of International Studies, International Studies Review, Millennium, and Cooperation and Conflict. In 2015, he won the Best Paper Award of the German International Relations Section. 

 

Simon has held visiting positions at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, San Fransisco State University, and Freie Universität Berlin.  He completed his PhD and his Habilitation in Political Science at the University of Potsdam. 

 

He is liaison lecturer (Vertrauensdozent) of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, a member of of the selection committee of the Fulbright Commission, and a member of the academic advisory board of the Cologne Forum for International Relations and Security Policy.  

 

You can find many of his papers and books to read on academia.edu