Dr Katja Freistein

Research Group Leader

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

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5252
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: freistein@gcr21.uni-due.de

Vita

since 04/2015

Head of Research Group, Centre for Global Cooperation Research

10/2017-04/2018

University of Münster, Germany; Institute for Political Science

Visiting Professor/Vertretungsprofessorin

02/2015-03/2015

 Aarhus University, Denmark; Institute for Political Science and Government

Visiting Scholar

09/2011-03/2015

 Bielefeld University, Germany; Collaborative Research Centre/SFB 882

Postdoctoral Researcher

04/2009-08/2011

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany; Institute for Political Science

Research Associate

08/2003-03/2009

 Peace Research Institute Frankfurt; Programme Area 2: International Organisations and International Law

Research Associate / Ph.D. Candidate

02/2002-07/2003

University of Münster, Germany; Institute for Political Science

Research Assistant

Publications

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.

Freistein, Katja / Müller, Thomas (2021, forthcoming) Social Mobility in the Global Order. Rising Powers and the Convertibility of Capitals, in: Stafford, James and Daniela Russ (eds.): Competition in World Politics. Knowledge, Strategies and Institutions. De Gruyter/Transcript, 83-105.

Freistein, Katja / Gadinger, Frank / Unrau, Christine (2021b, forthcoming) Häuser, Mauern und Grenzen: Rechtspopulistische Globalisierungserzählungen zwischen Bedrohungsszenario und Sicherheitsversprechen, in: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen 28: 1, 100-125.

Freistein, Katja (2021) Regieren und Kooperation, in: Korte, Karl-Rudolf / Florack, Martin (Hg.): Handbuch Regierungsforschung. Springer, link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-658-30074-6_31-1

Freistein, Katja / Gadinger, Frank / Unrau, Christine (2021a) Instrumentalizing Religious Symbols. Anti-Liberal Narratives in the US and Brazil, in: Henning, Anja and Mirjam Weiberg-Salzmann (eds.): Illiberal Politics and Religion in Europe and Beyond. Concepts, Actors, and Identity Narratives. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus, 347-378.

Fehl, Caroline / Freistein, Katja (2020) Special Issue, Editor: International Institutions in a Stratified International Society: Reproducing and Transforming Inequalities, Global Society 34:3, 285-423.

Fehl, Caroline / Freistein, Katja (2020a) Organising Global Stratification: How International Organisations (Re)produce Inequalities in International Society, in: Global Society 34:3, 285-303.

Fehl, Caroline / Freistein, Katja (2020b) (Un)making global inequalities: International institutions in a stratified international society, in: Journal of International Relations and Development, online first.

Freistein, Katja / Gadinger, Frank (2020) Kippers and Dreams of Empire: Populist Storytelling Styles in Political Communication, in Global Cooperation Research - A Quarterly Magazine 1/2020.

Freistein, Katja / Gadinger, Frank / Unrau, Christine (2020) From the Global to the Everyday: Anti-Globalization Metaphors in Trump’s and Salvini’s Political Language. Global Cooperation Research Papers 24, Duisburg 2020.

Freistein, Katja / Gadinger, Frank (2019) Populist Stories of Honest Men and Proud Mothers: A Visual Narrative Analysis of Right-Wing Populism, in: Review of International Studies 46:2, 217-236.

Freistein, Katja (2018). Ungleichheit als Brücke zwischen Entwicklung und Nachhaltigkeit, in: Debiel, Tobias (ed.): Entwicklungspolitik in Zeiten der SDGs. Essays zum 80. Geburtstag von Franz Nuscheler, 35-39.

Freistein, Katja (2018). Book Review: Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals. A transformational agenda for an insecure world, in: Forum for Development Studies 45:1, 177-179.

Freistein, Katja / Mahlert, Bettina (2016). The Potential for Tackling Inequality in the Sustainable Development Goals, in: Third World Quarterly 37:12, 2139–55.

Freistein, Katja / Dany, Charlotte (2016). The Myth of Civil Society Participation in Global Governance, in: Bliesemann Guevara, Berit (ed.): Myths and Narratives in International Politics: An Interpretative Approach to Studying International Relations, London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 229–48.

Freistein, Katja / Mahlert, Bettina (2016). Ungleichheit in den Sustainable Development Goals: Das transformative Potential einer Idee, in: Sondermann, Elena / Philipp Lepenies (eds.): Globale politische Ziele. Bestandsaufnahme und Ausblick des Post-2015 Prozesses, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 61–80.

Freistein, Katja / Philip Liste (2016). Introduction: Organizing Fragmented Territoriality, in: Journal of International Relations and Development 19: 193–8.

Freistein, Katja / Philip Liste (eds.) (2016). Organizing Fragmented Territoriality, Special Issue, in: Journal of International Relations and Development 19.

Freistein, Katja / Julia Leininger (2016). Internationale Organisationen, in: Wichard Woyke/Johannes Varwick (eds.): Handwörterbuch Internationale Politik, 13th edition, Opladen/Toronto: utb, 197–208.

Freistein, Katja (2015). Effects of Indicator Use. A Comparison of Poverty Measuring Instruments at the World Bank, in: Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. DOI:10.1080/13876988.2015.1023053 (Published online: 27 May 2015).

Freistein, Katja (2014). Die ASEAN-Sicherheitsgemeinschaft. Dekonstruktion und Rekonstruktion institutionellen Wandels, in: Eva Herschinger / Judith Renner (eds.), Diskursforschung in den Internationalen Beziehungen und der Europaforschung, Nomos Verlag, 97–129.

Freistein, Katja (2013). Gouvernementalität und Regionales Regieren: Konkurrierende Ordnungsvorstellungen in der ASEAN, in: Andreas Vasilache (ed.), Staat – Souveränität – Nation. Beiträge zur aktuellen Staatsdiskussion, Springer VS Verlag, 223–55.

Freistein, Katja (2013). "A Living Document": Promises of the ASEAN Charter, in: The Pacific Review 26 (4): 407–29.

Freistein, Katja (2012). Institutioneller Wandel im (Kon)Text. Sicherheitsgemeinschaft und Charta im Diskurs der ASEAN, Nomos Verlag.

Freistein, Katja / Philip Liste (2012). Organisation-im-Kommen: Intertextualer Institutionalismus in der Analyse von Weltorganisationen, in: Martin Koch (ed.), Weltorganisationen, Springer VS Verlag, 71–100.

Freistein, Katja (2011). Democracy, Regional Security Institutions, and Rivalry Mitigation: Evidence From Europe, South America, and Asia, in: Security Studies 20 (3): 378–415 (with Brigitte Weiffen, Matthias Dembinski, Andreas Hasenclever, Makiko Yamauchi).

Freistein, Katja / Julia Leininger (eds.) (2011). Internationale Organisationen. Lehr- und Handbücher der Politikwissenschaft, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag.

Freistein, Katja / Dirk Peters / Julia Leininger (2011). Einführung in die Theorien internationaler Organisationen, in: Katja Freistein / Julia Leininger (eds.), Internationale Organisationen. Lehr und Handbücher der Politikwissenschaft, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 3–28.

Freistein, Katja (2011). ASEAN, in: Internationale Organisationen. Lehr- und Handbücher der Politikwissenschaft, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 60–8.

Freistein, Katja (2011). An Introduction to the Analysis of Discourse in Civil-Military Relations Research, in: European Political Science 10, 167-176.

Freistein, Katja (2010). Indonesien-Malaysia und Malaysia-Singapur. Konfrontasi revisited?, in: Matthias Dembinski / Andreas Hasenclever (eds.), Die internationale Organisation des Demokratischen Friedens, Studien zur Leistungsfähigkeit regionaler Sicherheitsinstitutionen, Nomos Verlag, 87–118.

Freistein, Katja (2008). Beyond the Taboos? Chances and Limitations of the Asian-European Track II Dialogues, in: Jürgen Rüland et al. (eds.), Asian-European Relations. Building Blocks for Global Governance?, Routledge, 348–81.

Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • International Political Sociology
  • Global Inequality
  • International Organisations
  • Indicators, Rankings, Classifications
  • Discourse Theory
  • Narrative Approaches
  • Development
  • ASEAN

Current Projects

Teaching Responsibilities

  • University Duisburg-Essen
  • Bielefeld University
  • St. Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Goethe University Frankfurt
  • University of Münster

University Duisburg-Essen

Summer term 2021: Political System of Japan (sessions on Japanese Foreign Policy, with Axel Klein, UDE)

Summer Term 2020: Political System of Japan (sessions on Japanese Foreign Policy, with Axel Klein, UDE)

Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster  (Acting Professorship, Chair of Global Governance)

Winter Term 2017/2018 (four courses)

Debates about World Politics [engl.], Master Level **Evaluation**

Ungleichheiten in internationalen Organisationen (Inequalities in International Organizations), Master Level **Evaluation**

Einführung in die Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies), Bachelor Level **Evaluation** (two courses)

 

University Duisburg-Essen

Winter term 2016/2017: Global and Transnational Inequalities (with Margit Fauser, Ruhr-University Bochum) [engl.], Master Level

Winter term 2015/2016: Third World Security (with Alejandro Esguerra, Centre for Global Cooperation Research) [engl.], Bachelor Level

 

Bielefeld University

Winter term 2014/2015: Übung zur Vorlesung Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft, Bachelor Level

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • Reviewer for Cambridge Review of International Studies, European Journal of International Relations, Forum for Development Studies, Governance, Government and Opposition, Global Constitutionalism, International Political Sociology, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Current East Asian Affairs, Journal of International Relations and Development, Middle Eastern Review of Economics and Finance, Millennium, Review of International Studies, World Development and Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen
  • Reviewer for Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS); 
  • Country Expert for the Bertelsmann Transformation Index (2008; 2010; 2012; 2014)

Seminars and Conferences

  • Workshop Convenor: Imagining Pathways Towards Global Cooperation, Duisburg, 21 October, 2019 (with Sigrid Quack and Christine Unrau)

  • Workshop Convenor: Narration and Aesthetics in Transnational Law and Politics, Duisburg, 19 March 2019 (with Christine Unrau and Wouter Werner)

  • Organisation of the Conference 'Competing Narratives. On the Global Crisis of Liberal Narratives', Berlin, 24-25 March, 2017 (in cooperation with Goethe Institute, Heinrich-Boell Foundation)

  • Organisation of the Masterclass 'Future Scenarios of Global Cooperation – Practices and Challenges', KHK, Essen, 15-17 March, 2017
  • Organisation of the Workshop 'Institutionalizing Inequalities – The Role of International Organizations in a Stratified Global Society', Catalytic workshop, funded by ISA, Baltimore, February 21st, 2017 (with Caroline Fehl)
  • Organisation of the Workshop 'Micro-Moves in International Institutions' (Standing Group Sociology of International Relations), Potsdam, February 9-10th, 2017 (with Alejandro Esguerra)
  • Organisation of the Pan-European Conference on International Relations, European International Studies Association, Izmir, 7-10 September 2016, Programme Co-Chair (with Mathias Albert) [conference cancelled on July 20th, 2016, due to political situation in Turkey]
  • Organisation of the Workshop 'Institutionalized Inequalities – How International Organizations Shape Global Order', European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), 3rd European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) Tübingen, 6-8 April 2016 (with Caroline Fehl)
  • Organisation of the Workshop 'Inequalities and Global Institutional Order: The Case for a New Research Agenda', Frankfurt, 22–24 January 2015 (with Caroline Fehl; funded by the Thyssen Foundation)
  • Organisation of the Section 'Inequalities and Global Institutional Order', Pan-European Conference on International Relations, ECPR Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR), Warsaw, 18–21 September 2013 (with Caroline Fehl)
  • Organisation of the Workshop 'Global Inequalities and Development', Bielefeld, Germany, 7–8 February 2013 (with Martin Koch and Bettina Mahlert)
  • Organisation of the Workshop 'Organizing Fragmented Territoriality', Workshop for COST Action IS 1003, Hamburg, Germany, 15–17 November 2012 (with Philip Liste)
  • Organisation of the Section 'International Institutions, Global Politics, and Law', ECPR SGIR Conference, Stockholm, 9–11 September 2010, (with Philip Liste)
  • Organisation of the Young Scholars Meeting of Asian Studies, German Association for Asian Studies, Buchenau, Germany, 8–10 December 2006 (with Lydia Seibel)
  • Organisation of the Young Scholars Meeting of Asian Studies, German Association for Asian Studies, Höchst, Germany, 17–19 June 2005 (with Lydia Seibel)