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


My research interest lies at the intersection of International Relations, Security Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies, in particular regional security governance, norms, 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. In 2015,  I was awarded with the Best Paper Award of the DVPW International Relations Section. Other work has appeared in peer reviewed journals such as Review of International Studies, International Studies Review, Millennium, Journal of International Relations and DevelopmentJournal of International Political Theory and Cooperation and Conflict


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 also a Principal Investigator (PI) in the interdisciplinary  joint research project Social Cohesion and Civil Society: Interaction Dynamics in Times of Disruption funded by the Berlin University Alliance. 

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


You can also find me on twitter (#SimonKoschut).

PD Dr. Simon Koschut