Dr. Katharina Behmer-Prinz

Senior Researcher

    Address

    Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor Massenbergstraße 9 B 44787 Bochum Germany

    Nationality

    German

    Research Focus

    Gender in Humanitarian Action, International Norms in Global Governance, Transitional Justice

    Education

    Since 10/2012

    PhD student at the Faculty of Social Science/Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)

    02/2012

    Master of Arts (M.A.) in Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
    (M.A. thesis: ‘Normative Dynamics in the Multilevel International System: Europe and the Responsibility to Protect’)

    09/2007

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Cultural Studies, Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany)

    09/2005–02/2006

    Universidad de Granada (Erasmus scholarship) (Spain)

    09/2003–07/2004

    Studies in Social Science, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

    04/2002

    A levels (‘Abitur’), Ruhrtal-Gymnasium, Schwerte (Germany)

    09/1999–08/2000

    Sparta High School, Wisconsin (USA)

    University Admin and other Engagement

    Since 02/2015

    Administrative manager of IFHV

    06/2012–11/2014

    Representative of IFHV research associates & member in IFHV board of directors

    01/2013–01/2014

    NOHA Bochum academic coordinator

    Most recent Publications

    2015

    Article (with Kerstin Rosenow-Williams): ‘A Gendered Human Security Perspective on Humanitarian Action in IDP and Refugee Protection’, in: Refugee Survey Quarterly 34(3)

    2015

    Article (with Kerstin Rosenow-Williams): ‘Gendered Environmental Security in IDP and Refugee Camps’, in: Peace Review Conference report (with Alexander Schwarz): ‘Report of the Summer School on International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law, 21 July – 3 August 2014 in Phnom Penh’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 27(4), pp. 194–196

    2014

    Bofax (with Alexander Schwarz): ‘Justice Finally Delivered: Führer der Roten Khmer, Nuon Chea und Khieu Samphan, wegen Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit verurteilt’ [Leader of the Khmer Rouge, Nuon Chea and Khieh Samphan Convicted for Crimes against Humanity], No. 456D, 11 August 2014

    2014

    Conference report (with Charlotte Lülf): ‘Global Cooperation in Transitional Justice. Ambiguities, Paradoxes and Possibilities, Käte Homburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, 2–3 April 2014’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 27(3), pp. 148–150

    2013

    Book chapter: ‘Humanitäre Hilfe – für wen?’ [Humanitarian Aid – for whom?], in: Dennis Dijkzeul and Jürgen Lieser (eds.), Handbuch Humanitäre Hilfe [Handbook Humanitarian Aid], Springer Verlag, pp. 157–170

    2013

    Conference report: ‘Frauenrechte in Verfassung und Gesetzgebung nach bewaffneten Konflikten’ [Women’s Rights in Constitution and Legislation after Armed Conflicts], in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 26(1), pp. 44–48

    2012

    Article (with Elise Kopper): ‘Gegen die Opferrolle’ [Against Victimhood], in: ADLAS Magazin für Außen und Sicherheitspolitik 6(3), pp. 11–16, available: http://adlasmagazin.wordpress.com/tag/bundeswehr/ (accessed 30 April 2013)

    2012

    Conference report (with Kerstin Rosenow-Williams and Zeynep Sezgin): ‘First Humanitarian Congress in Vienna, 21 October 2011, Vienna’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 25(1), pp. 44–45

    2011

    Conference report (with Mareike Meis): ‘Erster Münsterscher Kongress zur Humanitären Hilfe: Internationale Soforthilfe – eine Gratwanderung, am 20. Mai 2011 in Münster’ [First Humanitarian Congress in Münster: International Emergency Aid – A Delicate Balance, 20 May 2011, Münster], in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 24(4), pp. 237–239

    Grants and Awards

    Since 07/2014

    Grant by RUB Research School PLUS, International Realization Budget (€7,500):
    - Field Research in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), 5–21 April 2015
    - Participation in International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, New Orleans (USA), 18–21 February 2015

    07/2014–08/2014

    Travel grant by RUB Research School PLUS, Summer School on International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law, Phnom Penh (Cambodia), 21 July – 3 August 2014

    10/2013

    Conference grant by RUB Research School PLUS, Third World Conference on Humanitarian Studies ‘The Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses’, Istanbul (Turkey), 24–27 October 2013

    09/2013

    Conference grant by RUB Research School PLUS, Second Annual International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies Conference (IAPCS) on ‘Peace and Power’, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), Manchester (UK), 12–13 September 2013

    05/2013

    Conference grant by RUB Research School PLUS, International Conference on Gender and Migration ‘Critical Issues and Policy Implications’, Istanbul (Turkey), 11–13 May 2013 

    10/2005–02/2006

    Erasmus scholarship, Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany), University of Granada (Spain)

    Conferences and Panels

    02/2015

    Paper presentation (with Charlotte Lülf) ‘Expanding Protection for People Fleeing Armed Conflict – Gender in Refugee Law’ at International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, New Orleans (USA), 18–21 February 2015

    09/2014

    Paper presentation NOHA Intensive Programme ‘Gender & Humanitarian Action’ at NOHA Intensive Programme, University of Warsaw (Poland), 6–12 September 2014

    01/2014

    Presentation of PhD project ‘Global Norms and Local Negotiations in Post-Conflict Societies: A Case Study on Gender in Peacebuilding’ at PhD-Colloquium organized by Prof. Dr. Antje Wiener, University of Hamburg (Germany), 31 January 2014

    10/2013

    Panel organization ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender in Humanitarian Crisis’ and paper presentation (with Dr. Kerstin Rosenow-Williams) ‘A Gendered Human Security Approach in Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration’ at Third World Conference on Humanitarian Studies ‘The Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses’, Istanbul (Turkey), 24–27 October 2013

    09/2013

    Participation in conference ‘Creating Junctions for Power and Agency in Constructivist Norm Theory’, Association for Peace and Conflict Studies Conference (IAPCS) on ‘Peace and Power’, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester (UK), 12–13 September 2013

    05/2013

    Paper presentation (with Dr. Kerstin Rosenow-Williams) ‘A Gendered Human Security Approach to Forced Migration’ at International Conference on Gender and Migration: Critical Issues and Policy Implications, Department of Sociology at Marmara University, Istanbul (Turkey), 11–13 May 2013

    Language Skills

    German (mother tongue)
    English (fluent)
    Spanish (intermediate)
    French (beginner)