I am a DFG Heisenberg fellow at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. 


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


I am currently working on a book project that combines ritual theory with intergroup emotions theory to explain how interstate peace is made possible among NATO members.


My most recent 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,  I was awarded with the Best Paper Award of the DVPW International Relations Section. I am the editor of two book series: "Critical Emotion Studies" (Brill) and "Emotionen in Politik und Gesellschaft" (Nomos). Since 2017, I am serving as a spokesperson of the DVPW theme group "Norm Research in IR".


Previously, I held visiting positions at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, San Francisco State University, and Freie Universität Berlin.  I completed both my PhD and my Habilitation in Political Science at the University of Potsdam. 


I am a 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 my papers and books to read on academia.edu

PD Dr. Simon Koschut