Principal Investigator | Deputy Member of Directorate
In my research, I am concerned with ‘communities of violence’, their role in excessive force, and historical security research. In the context of the early modern period, I focus on specific situations of violence such as breaches of land peace, occupation situations, and interventions by foreign powers (e.g., in the context of revolutionary upheavals after 1790). I am interested in mechanisms of containment of violence, for example through legal institutions, and for what reasons this succeeds or fails in each case.
Research Area Institutions: 2.1 Intervention and Prohibition in the Context of De-Colonization | 2.2 Justification of External Intervention as a Process of Problematic Normalization of Violence