Dr Sabine SelchowCulture/s.

Sabine Selchow

Dr Sabine Selchow (PhD, LSE) is Research Fellow in the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, Department of International Development, London School of Economics, where she is in charge of the ‘Culture/s’-research component of the ERC-funded project “Security in Transition”.

From 2013 to 2016, Sabine was also a Research Fellow in Ulrich Beck’s ERC-funded project ‘Methodological Cosmopolitanism’ at Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munich, where she was in charge of the ‘Global Security Governance’-research component.

Sabine is involved in various initiatives and international working groups, such as the working group ‘Cosmopolitan Communities of Risk’, established by Ulrich Beck at the Center of Advanced Studies in Munich, Germany, and the ‘Human Security Study Group’ at LSE (convened by Mary Kaldor and Javier Solana). In 2016, the ‘Human Security Study Group’ produced the report ‘From Hybrid Peace to Human Security: Rethinking EU Strategy towards Conflict’ to feed into the new EU Global Strategy. This report was presented to the European External Action Service in Brussels on 24 February 2016.

Since 2012, Sabine is Visiting Faculty at Ecole des Affaires Internationales at Sciences Po in Paris, where she teaches in the Master of Public Administration programme. Since 2013, she is also Visiting Faculty at Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Barcelona, where she teaches on the privatisation of security and global civil society.

Since 2015, Sabine is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London (UCL), focusing on global security and prosperity. In 2013/2014 she held a Fernand Braudel-Fellowship at Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. She is also associated with Counterpoint, a London-based think thank that takes an original approach to cultural risk analysis.

Sabine holds a PhD in Government from LSE. Before embarking on an academic career, she worked for several years in the ‘new media’-sector. She has comprehensive project management and consultancy experience.

Research interests

Broadly speaking, Sabine is interested in the changing nature of global security and the (new) kinds of institutions and governance settings it brings out. This includes a focus on the influential concepts and practices of ‘risk’ and ‘resilience’. Her empirical research focuses on the EU, EU Member States and the US.

For more information see: Sabine’s personal website: http://www.sabineselchow.com

Contact: Dr Sabine Selchow, s.u.selchow [at] lse.ac.uk