Dr. Amelie Harbisch


Research Associate at the Professorship of International Politics and Conflict Studies (Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences)

Dr. Amelie Harbisch

Dr Amelie Harbisch is a PostDoc at the Professorship of International Politics and Conflict Research at the University of Erfurt. As part of the BMBF-funded project "KNOWPRO", she is researching knowledge production in German peace and security policy. Her focus is on ethnographic work, discourse analysis, flight research and international political sociology (practice theory, performance theories, discourse theories).


06/2021 - 10/2021 Research Assistant, Hertie School, Berlin

09/2017 - 09/2021 PhD, Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin/ Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS).

Dissertation topic: "Practices of constructing the 'ideal refugee'. Medial subjectification and performative discourse approaches in combination".


Harbisch, A. 2022, 'Children or productive adults? Infantilisation and exploitation of refugees in Germany and Austria',  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2023.2166908

Harbisch, A. 2020, 'Against the Wall: Refugees' Artistic Street Performance as Resistant Agency', in: Mokre, M., Nölle-Karimi, C. & Schiocchet, L. (eds.), Agency and Tutelage in Forced Migration. Vienna: ROR-n.

Harbisch, A. 2014, 'Human Rights Relations between Europe and Russia. A genealogy of diverging concepts.' Politikon 25, pp. 37-55.