Presentation of the Special Issue: Whose (In)Security? Gender, Race and Coloniality in European Security Policies

On 9 November 2023, Hanna Muehlenhoff, Laura Berlingozzi and Saskia Stachowitsch will be joining the MSc course ”The EU as a Global Actor”, to discuss their Special Issue: ‘‘Whose (In)Security? Gender, Race and Coloniality in European Security Policies’’.

The Special Issue can be accessed here: 

Speakers’ Bios

Hanna L. Mühlenhoff (she/her) is a Senior Lecturer in European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is interested in questions of security, militarism and civil society activism in the European Union and Europe more broadly, including in the context of the United Nations’ Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

Laura (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy. She earned her PhD in Political Science, European Politics, and International Relations at the Sant’Anna School in 2021. From a feminist critical security studies perspective, her research mostly focuses on gender in jihadist insurgencies and counterinsurgency practices in the Sahel.

Saskia Stachowitsch (she/her) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Central European University (CEU) as well as Principal Investigator of the Austrian Science Fund project ‘Risky Borders. Gender and Race in EU Border Security’. She is also an Affiliated Senior Researcher at the Austrian Institute of International Affairs (oiip). Prior to these positions, she was Professor of International Politics at the University of Vienna, Scientitic Director of the oiip, Affiliated Scholar at the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol. Dr. Stachowitsch is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and co-editor of the Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD). Her research interests include critical security and military studies, feminist and postcolonial theories in international relations, gender and security, military gender integration, and EU (border) security. She is the author of Gender Ideologies and Military Labor Markets in the US (Routledge, 2012) and her work has been published in journals such as Security Dialogue, International Relations, Critical Security Studies, Men & Masculinities, Globalizations, International Feminist Journal of Politics