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.uni-due.de

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)

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

Current Projects

Research Interests

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

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

Publications

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

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

Heins, Volker M. / Christine Unrau / Kristine Avram (2018): 'Gift-giving and reciprocity in global society: Introducing Marcel Mauss in international studies’, Journal of International Political Theory, online first 21-Feb-2018.

Heins, Volker M. / Christine Unrau (2018): 'Refugees welcome: Arrival gifts, reciprocity and the integration of forced migrants’, Journal of International Political Theory, online first 23-Jan-2018.

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.

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

Heins M. Volker / 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.

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.