Conference Presentations & Workshops

Conference papers and presentations

2020, with Rocco Bellanova (University of Amsterdam): Talk: Risk analysis as political. How gender and race matter in the constitution of crisis in EU border management, Amsterdam Centre for European Studies – ACES, Oct. 27 (invited talk).

2019, The Externalization of EU Border Security, Participation at the Workshop, Austrian Institute for International Relations – oiip, Vienna, December 13.

2019, with Julia Sachseder and Clemens Binder: Feminist and Postcolonial Interventions into Critical Security Studies. Frontex and the Reproduction of Gendered and Racialized Insecurities at the External EU Borders, International Studies Association (ISA) 60th Annual Convention, Toronto, March 29.

2019, Why Neoliberal Governance Needs Populism and Nationalism, Chairing the oiip-Roundtable, International Studies Association (ISA) 60th Annual Convention, Toronto, March 28.

2018, Dealing with security issues [in German], Lecture at the 35th summer academy of the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Peace Castle Schlaining, Austria, July 11.

2018, with Amanda Chisholm: Decolonising Transnational Security Knowledges. The Case of EU Border Security, Frontex, and Private Military and Security Companies, International Studies Association (ISA) 59th Annual Convention, San Francisco, April 5.

2018, The Rise of Neo-Authoritarian Governmentality, Panel in cooperation with the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP), International Studies Association (ISA) 59th Annual Convention, San Francisco, April 8.

2017, with Amanda Chisholm (Newcastle University) and Sara Meger (University of Melbourne), Workshop: Feminist Global “Secureconomy”. Making the Link between Global Political Economy and Global Security, British International Studies Association (BISA) Annual Conference, Brighton, June 13.

2017, Roundtable: The Imperial Legacy and Contemporary Europe, Conference: Empire, Socialism & Jews V: The Postwar Years, Duke, VGA, LBIGG, IFK & Wien Museum, Mai 24.

2017, Presentation: Military Outsourcing. A feminist/postcolonial perspective on the changing relation between gender, war, and the state, Interdisciplinary Workshop: “New Wars” and the Human Condition, Mai 10.

2016, with Aaron Belkin (San Francisco State University), Annick Wibben (University of San Francisco), und Sam Cook (UC Santa Cruz): Roundtable: What’s at Stake in the Conversation on Feminism and Militarism? University of San Francisco, November 18 (invited talk).

2016, Securitizing Gender. Feminism between Militarization and Neoliberalization, Workshop ‘Feminism and Militarism. Reflections on a Complicated Relationship’, University of San Francisco, November 18.

2016, with Amanda Chisholm, Workshop: The Gendered Political Economy of Security Commodification, Lecture series in the Area of Gender, Policy, and Global Inequalities, CEU, Budapest, May 5 (invited talk).

2015, with Amanda Chisholm: Markets, Men, and Mercenaries. Private Security through the Lens of Gender, Race, and Global Political Economy, IPW Lecture, Department for Political Science University of Vienna, October 29th.

2015, with Annick Wibben (University of San Francisco), Simone Wisotzki (HSFK): Roundtable – Gender and Security Studies today, Vorsicht Sicherheit! Legitimationsprobleme der Ordnung von Freiheit, German Association for Political Science Conference, Duisburg, September 21-25.

2014, with Amanda Chisholm: Globalising Security Labour Markets- Gendered and Racialized Patterns of Global Security Migration, Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), Toronto, March 26-29.

2013, Neoliberal Security Regimes and the Reconstruction of International Politics as a Masculine Space, ConferencePolitical Masculinities: Structures, Discourses and Spaces in Historical Perspective’, University of Vienna, Nov. 15-17.

2013, with Amanda Chisholm: Gendered and Racialized Patterns of Global Security Migration, Workshop ‘Gendered Insecurities. Identity, Sexuality, and Global Responses to Violence and Conflict’, University of Bristol, Oct. 3-4.

2013, with Amanda Chisholm, Globalising Security Labour Markets: Revealing Gendered and Racialized Patterns in Global Security Migration and the Migrant Security Labourer, International Studies Association/Peace Science Society Joint International Conference, Budapest, June 26-29.

2013, with Paul Higate, The Problems of PMSCs or PMSCs as a Problem? Reflections on Gender Scholarship and the Legitimization of Violence in Private Security,  Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Francisco, April 3-6.

2013, Gender Mainstreaming in Private Security. A New Site of Interaction Between Gender Expertise, Global (In)security and Corporate Interests, 3rd European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), Barcelona, March 21-23.

2012, (De)Constructing the ‘Hypermasculine’ Private Military Contractor – Critiques of Masculinity and the Legitimization of the Private Security Industry, Conference ‘Political Masculinities in Literature and Culture: from Early Modernism to Today’, University of Koblenz-Landau, Nov 30 to Dec. 2.

2012, Keeping Gender a ‘Dangerous’ Concept. Revisiting the Theory-Practice Relationship in the Context of Private Security, 2nd Private Military and Security Conference, London, Sept 28-29.

2012, Military Privatization as a Gendered Process: Possible Contributions of Feminist IR and Feminist State Theory, Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Diego April 1-4.

2011, Military Gender Policies and the Gendering of War: What Can Be Expected from the Obama Administration?, 6th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Reykjavik, Aug. 24-27.

2011, Anti-Semitism as a Political Strategy in Parliamentary Discourse: The Case of the Austrian Parliament 1861 to 1933, Conference ‘Parliamentary Discourse across Cultures: Interdisciplinary Approaches’, Bucharest, Sept. 23-24.

2010, Gender Ideologies in the Debates on Military Women in the US: The Role of Interest Groups Inside and Outside the Military, Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), New Orleans, Feb. 17-20.

2009, Women at War. US Military Policies and Gender Ideologies from the Persian Gulf War to the “War on Terror”, 6th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Potsdam, Sept. 10-12.

2009, Changing Gender Ideologies Regarding War and the Military in the US, Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), New York, Feb. 15-18.

2008, Media Gender Ideologies as Effects of Civilian and Military Labor Market Developments in the US [in German], Conference “’Das erste Opfer des Krieges ist die … Emanzipation.’ Der Zusammenhang von Medien, Krieg, Geschlecht”, Salzburg, Oct. 2-3.

2007, From Liberalism to Modern Mass Politics. Parliamentary Anti-Semitism in the Habsburg Monarchy and the 1st Republic of Austria, 31st Annual Conference of the German Studies Association (GSA), San Diego, Oct. 4-7.

2007, Military Gender Constructions in the Era of “New Wars”, Transnational and Interdisciplinary Workshop Gender at the Border II, Purbach am Neusiedler See, May 3-6.

2007, The Austrian Parliament as a Space for Jewish Subject Constitution [in German], Conference ‘Jewish Spaces – Die Kategorie Raum im Kontext kultureller Identitäten’, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, April 22-24.

Conference organization

2018, with Amanda Chisholm and Annik Wibben, Workshop: Militarization, Militarism, and Feminism. Rethinking Interrelations and Contradictions, Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP), Vienna, June 29-30.

2017, with Amanda Chisholm and Sara Meger, BISA Workshop: Feminist Global “Secureconomy”. Making the Link between Global Political Economy and Global Security, British International Studies Association Annual Conference, Brighton, June 13.

2016, with Amanda Chisholm and Anna M. Agathangelou, Workshop: Feminist Global Imaginations: Building Bridges and Challenging Foreclosures, Newcastle University, June 23.-24.

2013, with Rahel Kunz, Audrey Reeves, Henri Myrttinen, and Paul Higate: Workshop ‘Gendered Insecurities. Identity, Sexuality, and Global Responses to Violence and Conflict’, University of Bristol, Oct. 3-4.