Institute of Political Science

Katharina Krause, M.A.

Katharina Krause is a PhD student at the Institute of Political Science since April 2017. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Augsburg in Social Sciences and spent a semester abroad in Falun, Sweden. On postgraduate level she studied Peace and Conflict Research and International Relations at the Institute of Political Science in Tübingen. During her semester at the American University in Washington DC she was an intern at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the German Embassy.

Her PhD project deals with the Health-Security Nexus and analyses the visual securitization of Epidemics, using Ebola and Zika as case studies. The project is funded by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Katharina also works as ‘Programme Assistant’ for the European International Studies Association (EISA).

Research interests

  • Critical Security Studies
  • Visuality
  • Health Governance


Conference Contributions

  • ISA Annual Convention (virtual), April 2021, paper: Feeling the health-security nexus: images, emotions, and the body in pain.
  • Millennium Conference (virtual), October 2020, paper: Disentangling the Protection Suit.
  • DVPW, IB-Sektionstagung (virtual), October 2020, paper: Den leidenden Körper sehen: Bilder, Emotionen und Gesundheitssicherheit.
  • BISA, Annual Conference, June 2019, London, paper: Looking at the “body in pain” – images, emotions and the health-security nexus.
  • EISA, Pan European Conference, September 2019, Sofia, paper: Images and the health security nexus.
  • EISA, Pan European Conference, September 2019, Sofia, paper: Showing and seeing epidemics – Visuality as a critical method in global health.
  • DVPW, IB-Nachwuchstagung, April 2018, Tutzing, paper: Imag(in)ing Ebola. Theorizing Images for the Health-Security Nexus.
  • EISA, European Workshops in International Studies, June 2018, Groningen, paper: Imag(in)ing Ebola. Doing Visual IR with Actor-Network Theory.
  • BISA, Pre-Conference Workshop: A critical agenda for global health, June 2018, Bath, paper: Imag(in)ing Ebola - The Role of Images in the Health-Security Nexus.
  • EISA, Pan European Conference, September 2018, Prague, paper: Images matter: The visual securitization of Ebola through the lens of Actor-Network Theory.


  • Global Governance and the Health Sector (Summer term 2017)

Invited Talks

  • Disentangling the protection suit - Images, artefacts, and the making of the health-security nexus, Global Health Section Research Meeting, University of Copenhagen, 25 March 2021.
  • Seeing ‘bodies in pain’: Images, Emotions and the Health-Security Nexus, Workshop: Visuality and Emotions in International Politics, organized by the Doing International Political Sociology Transnational Hub in collaboration with the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, 05 February 2021.

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