ABOUT

Research focus:

My research explores how modern institutions and principles, in general, and the nation-state, in particular, are reinvented in the face of contemporary, reflexive modern uncertainties. 

Current projects:

- Cyber Uncertainty

- Interactive Database of Cyber-Perceptions

- Defence Reviews and Security / Cyber Security Strategies as Global Practice

I am currently a Research Fellow in the ARC-Laureate Program in International History (directed by Prof Glenda Sluga), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. I am also a Research Associate at the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) at Sydney University and the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit at the London School of Economics (LSE). 

Before joining Sydney University in November 2017, I spent over a decade at the London School of Economics (LSE). Until 2017, I was Research Fellow in the ERC-funded research programme 'Security in Transition' (directed by Prof Mary Kaldor), based at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, Department of International Development at the LSE. In the ‘Security in Transition’-project, I led the ‘Culture/s’-research component. From 2013 to 2016, I was also a Research Fellow in Ulrich Beck’s ERC-funded project ‘Methodological Cosmopolitanism: In the Laboratory of Climate Change’ at Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munich.

Since 2012, I am Visiting Faculty at Ecole des Affaires Internationales at Sciences Po in Paris, France; and since 2015 I am a Research Associate at the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London (UCL). From 10/2013-06/2014 I held a Fernand Braudel-Fellowship at Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. I am also associated with Counterpoint, a London-based think thank that takes an original approach to cultural risk. 

I studied North American Studies and Communications Studies at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and then at Duke University (USA). I hold a PhD in Government from the LSE (UK).