Dr Christine Unrau

Research Group Leader

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstr. 44
47059 Duisburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5253
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: unrau@gcr21.org

Research Interests

  • Political Theory and History of Ideas
  • Globalization and the Global Justice Movement
  • Politics and Religion
  • Politics and Emotions
  • Latin American Liberation Theology

Current Projects

Publications

Freistein, Katja / Bettina Mahlert / Sigrid Quack / Christine Unrau (eds.) (2022): Imagining Pathways for Global Cooperation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Freistein, Katja / Frank Gadinger / Christine Unrau (2022): It Just Feels Right. Visuality and Emotion Norms in Right-Wing Populist Storytelling, International Political Sociology 16 (4): 1–23, doi.org/10.1093/ips/olac017.

Freistein, Katja / Bettina Mahlert / Sigrid Quack / Christine Unrau (2022): Imaginations, Pathways and Global Cooperation. An Introduction, in Katja Freistein, Bettina Mahlert, Sigrid Quack and Christine Unrau (eds.), Imagining Pathways for Global Cooperation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 1–28, doi.org/10.4337/9781802205817.00007.

Freistein, Katja / Bettina Mahlert / Sigrid Quack / Christine Unrau (2022): Creating, challenging, and changing pathways for cooperation through imagination, in Katja Freistein, Bettina Mahlert, Sigrid Quack and Christine Unrau (eds.), Imagining Pathways for Global Cooperation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 229–151, doi.org/10.4337/9781802205817.00021.

Unrau, Christine (2022): The ‘True Utopia’? Riace, Wim Wenders’s Il Volo and the Prefigurative Politics of Migration, in Katja Freistein, Bettina Mahlert, Sigrid Quack and Christine Unrau (eds.), Imagining Pathways for Global Cooperation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 52–69, doi.org/10.4337/9781802205817.00010

Freistein, Katja / Gadinger, Frank / Unrau, Christine (2021). 'Häuser, Mauern und Grenzen: Rechtspopulistische Globalisierungserzählungen zwischen Bedrohungsszenario und Sicherheitsversprechen, ZIB Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, 28:1 , 101–126, doi.org/10.5771/0946-7165-2021-1.

Unrau, Christine (2021): Keine Predigt der Apokalypse? Akopalyptische Narrative in der Globalisierungskritik, in: Gregor Betz und Saša Bosančić (eds.): Apokalyptische Zeiten. Endzeit- und Katastrophenwissen gesellschaftlicher Zukünfte, Weinheim: Beltz Juventa, 158–178.

Freistein, Katja / Gadinger, Frank / Unrau, Christine (2020): Instrumentalizing Religious Symbols: Anti-Liberal Narratives in the US and Brazil, in: Mirjam Weiberg-Salzmann, Anja Hennig (eds): Illiberal Politics and Religion in Europe and Beyond. Concepts, Actors, and Identity Narratives, Frankfurt a.M: Campus: 347–375.

Unrau, Christine (2018): Judith Shklars Sinn für Veränderung. Quellen und Voraussetzungen politischen Wandels im Denken Judith Shklars, in: Zeitschrift für Politische Theorie 9 (2): 239–251 (released: 2020), doi.org/10.3224/zpth.v9i2.07.

Heins, Volker M. / Unrau, Christine (2020): 'Anti-immigrant movements and the self-poisoning of the civil sphere: The case of Germany.' In: Jeffrey C. Alexander, Trevor Stack, Farhad Khosrokhavar (eds.) Breaching the Civil Order: Radicalism and the Civil Sphere. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 145-169, doi.org/10.1017/9781108571050.

Schapper, Andrea; Scheper, Christian and Unrau, Christine, eds. (2020): The Material Politics of Damming Water. Special Issue. Sustainable Development 28 (2), doi.org/10.1002/sd.1968.

Schapper, Andrea / Scheper, Christian / Unrau, Christine (2019): 'The material politics of damming water: An introduction'; in: Sustainable Development 28 (2): 393–395, doi.org/10.1002/sd.1992.

Schapper, Andrea / Killoh, Sarah / Unrau, Christine (2019): 'Social mobilization against large hydroelectric dams: A comparison of Ethiopia, Brazil, and Panama', in: Sustainable Development 28 (2): 413–423, doi.org/10.1002/sd.1995.

Unrau, Christine (2019): »Your position?« – Zeigen, Erzählen und Geben in Fuocoammare, in: WestEnd. Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung 16 (1): 113–122.

Unrau, Christine (2019): Zwischen epochalem Pathos und analytischer Kartographie. Review of: Vanden, Harry E./Funke, Peter N./Prevost, Gary (eds.): The New Global Politics. Global Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century, Routledge, 2017, in: Neue Politische Literatur 64 (1): 134–136.

Heins, Volker M. / Unrau, Christine / Avram, Kristine (eds.) (2018): Marcel Mauss in International Relations, Special Issue, Journal of International Political Theory 14 (2).

Heins, Volker M. / Unrau, Christine / Avram, Kristine (2018): 'Gift-giving and reciprocity in global society: Introducing Marcel Mauss in international studies’, Journal of International Political Theory, Vol. 14(2) 126–144, doi.org/10.1177/1755088218757807.

Unrau, Christine (2018): Erfahrung und Engagement: Motive, Formen und Ziele der Globalisierungskritik, Bielefeld, Transcript.

Heins, Volker M. / Unrau, Christine (2018): 'Refugees welcome: Arrival gifts, reciprocity and the integration of forced migrants’, Journal of International Political Theory, Vol. 14(2) 223–239, doi.org/10.1177/1755088217753232.

Unrau, Christine (2016): 'Theologie für eine andere Welt: Zum Ideenwandel des Christentums in der lateinamerikanischen Befreiungstheologie', in: Oliver Hidalgo and Holger Zapf (eds.): Christentum und Islam als politische Religionen, Wiesbaden: VS, 197-226, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-13963-6_11.

Heins, Volker M. / Koddenbrock, Kai / Unrau, Christine (eds.) (2016): 'Humanitarianism and Challenges of Cooperation', Routledge Global Cooperation Series, Abingdon / New York: Routledge, doi.org/10.4324/9781315658827.

Heins, Volker M. / Unrau, Christine (2016): 'Introduction: Cultures of Humanitarianism, Old and New', in: Volker M. Heins, Kai Koddenbrock und Christine Unrau (eds.), Humanitarianism and Challenges of Cooperation, Abingdon / New York: Routledge, 1–14.

Unrau, Christine (2015): 'Imitation, Abgrenzung und Interkulturalität. Zur Frage der Emanzipation vom Westen im politischen Denken Lateinamerikas' <Imitation, Dissociation and Interculturality. Emancipation from the West in Latin American Political Thought>, in: Sophia Schubert, Sybille de la Rosa und Holger Zapf (eds.), Einführung in die transkulturelle Politische Theorie <Introduction to transcultural political theory>, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 151–75, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-05010-8.

Unrau, Christine (2015): '»Nichts geht ohne Leidenschaften?« Zur Mobilisierung von Affekten im Konvivialistischen Manifest', <No enterprise can succeed without them? The mobilization of affect in the Convivialist Manivesto>, in: Frank Adloff and Volker M. Heins (eds.), Konvivialismus. Eine Debatte <Convivialism. A debate>, Bielefeld: Transcript: 157–66.

Unrau, Christine (2015): 'Twilight of Empathy: A Response to Fritz Breithaupt', in: Fritz Breithaupt, Why Empathy is not the Best Basis for Humanitarianism, Global Cooperation Research Papers 9, Duisburg: Centre for Global Cooperation Research, 21–7.

Unrau, Christine (2015): 'Festmahl aus dem Müll – Containern zwischen Jagen, Retten und Schenken' <Feast made of garbage – Dumpster Diving between Hunting, Saving and Giving>, in: Claus Leggewie (ed.), Tafeln, teilen, trennen – Nahrung und Essen als Gaben <Dining, sharing, dividing – Food and Eating as Forms of Gift Giving>, Global Dialogues 9, Duisburg: Centre for Global Cooperation Research, 40–9.

Unrau, Christine / Heins, Volker (2015): 'Cultures of Humanitarianism', in: Michèle Roth, Cornelia Ulbert, and Tobias Debiel (eds.), Global Trends 2015: Prospects for World Society, Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer, 87–91.

Unrau, Christine (2014): Conference Report: Humanitarianism and Changing Cultures of Cooperation, Essen, 05.06.2014 – 07.06.2014, in: H-Soz-Kult, available online

Unrau, Christine (2013): Conference Report: Global Constitutionalism. Legal Concepts and Emerging Transnational Orders, Dresden, 18. – 19. Juli, in: Theorieblog.de, available online

Unrau, Christine / C. Schmid (2011): 'Territoriale Zentren und Peripherien' <Territorial centres and peripheries>, in: Lukas Becht u.a. (Hrsg.): Mythos Mitte. Wirkmächtigkeit, Potential und Grenzen der Unterscheidung Zentrum / Peripherie, Wiesbaden, 23–53.

Vita

04/2009-05/2017

University of Cologne, Germany

Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas

PhD, Title of the dissertation: 'Experience and Commitment. Motives, Forms and Aims of the Global Justice Movement'

01/2013-06/2013

Collaborative Research Center "Transcendence and Common Sense", Technische Universität Dresden

Integrated Research Training Group

Junior Research Fellow

03/2009-12/2012

University of Cologne

Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas, Prof. Dr. W. Leidhold

Research Assistant

10/2002-12/2008

University of Cologne

Latin American Studies (Political Science, Romance Languages, Latin American History)

Seminars and Conferences

  • "'From Another World is Possible' to 'Our Country First'? Populism and Global Cooperation" – Käte Hamburger Dialogue, Panel Discussion, Käte Hamburger Kolleg / GCR21 in cooperation with NRW School of Governance, May 2019

  • "Narration and Aesthetics in Transnational Law and Politics" with Katja Freistein and Wouter Werner – Workshop of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / GCR21, February 2019

  • "Damned by Dams. Artefacts of Modernization and Conflicts of Transformation" with Andrea Schapper and Christian Scheper – Workshop of the Käte Hamburger Kollegs / GCR21, November 2017

  • "The End of Citizenship?" with Andreas Niederberger, Galya Ruffer and Isabel Aubert – Workshop of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / GCR21 in cooperation with the Institute for Philosophy Universität Duisburg-Essen, November 2016

  • "Gifts of Cooperation" with Volker Heins – Masterclass of the Käte Hamburger Kollegs / GCR21 , September 2014

  • "Humanitarianism and Changing Cultures of Cooperation" with Volker Heins – Workshop of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / GCR21 in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Research Essen, June 2014

Teaching Responsibilities

  • University of Cologne, Department of Political Science: Tutorials and Undergraduate Classes Political Theory and History of Ideas
  • Kölner Journalistenschule für Politik und Wirtschaft: Tutorials Political Theory and History of Ideas