Daniel Beck

Lecturer

Daniel Beck, M.A.

Faculty of Humanities, Social Science & Education
Vita
  • Summer Term 2022: Visiting scholar at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Since October 2018: Lecturer and Research Associate at the Chair for International Relations, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • April 2018 - March 2021: spokesperson of Junge AFK of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung e.V. AFK
  • 2016-2018: Master Studies of Peace and Conflict Studies at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 2014: Exchange student for 2 semesters at Sydney University, Australia (Security Studies, Jewish Studies, History)
  • 2011-2015: Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Bachelor Studies of Modern and Contemporary History and Political Science
  • Since 2008: Freelance Journalist, print & TV
Lectures and Seminars
Publications

Publications

 

Edited Volumes & Special Issues (Peer-Reviewed)

  • ‘Our Sofa was the Front’- Ontological Insecurity and the German Government’s Humourous Heroification of Couch Potatoes During COVID-19, in: German Politics [online first 2022] https://doi.org/10.1080/09644008.2022.2093858

 Journal Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

Contributions to Edited Volumes (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Medien und Internationale Beziehungen. In: Carlo Masala, Frank Sauer and Luba v. Hauff (Hrsg.) Handbuch Internationale Beziehungen, 3. überarbeitete Ausgabe, Wiesbaden: Springer VS [with Reinhard Wesel, forthcoming].
  • Don’t take us seriously: The case of satirical [an1] narratives of institutional self-promotion in Swedish military recruitment. In: Institutionality – Studies of Discursive and Material (Re-)ordering, Porsché, Y., R. Scholz und J. N. Singh (Hrsg.), London: Palgrave Macmillan (2022). [with Alexander Spencer].

Conference Papers

  • “Pop-cultural Humour in International Political Communication”, Invited by the Network Culture, Inequality and Democracy, University of Bergen, 22. June 2022.
  • “Parodic Humour in Populist Communication”, at HEPP3 Conference on Emotions, Populism, and Polarised Politics, Helsinki University, 15.-17. June 2022.
  • “Humorous Parodies of Popular Culture as Strategy in Populist Communication”, Workshop on Anxiety, Humour and Global Politics, University of Warwick, 7. June 2022.
  • “Humour in State Actors’ International Political Communication”, Invited by The Research Group for Rhetoric, Democracy and Public Culture, Infomedia Department, University of Bergen, 6. May 2022.  
  • „Humour and Popular Culture in Populist Communication“ at 14th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, European International Studies Association (EISA) online, 13-17 September 2021.
  • “ ‘The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets’ - Humour and Popular Culture in PopulistCommunication“ National Convention of German Political Science Association (GPSA), online, 14-16 September 2021
  • “Humorous narratives during the COVID-19 pandemic as a strategy of anxiety management” at 14th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, European International Studies Association (EISA) online, 13-17 September 2021.
  • „Unser Sofa war die Front“ – Humorvolle Aufforderungen zum Nichtstun als Sicherheitsmanagement während der Corona-Krise“ at: National Convention of German Political Science Association (GPSA), online, 14-16 September 2021
  • “ ‘The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets’ - Humour and Popular Culture in Populist Communication”, 8th European Workshops in International Studies, EWIS 2021, 30. June – 3. July 2021, online.
  • „COVID-19, Humor und Ontologische (Un)Sicherheit", 52. Kolloquium der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK), Magdeburg, 17. – 19. March 2021.
  • ”Not a laughing matter – Uncovering Humour as a Serious Matter in World Politics“, DVPW-IB Sektionstagung 2020, Universität Freiburg, 7.-9. October 2020.
  • "Satiric Narratives as Creative Interventions in Discourses of Security", at: Popular Culture and World Politics V12: Popular Culture Matters! in Leeds, 16th-17th January, 2020.
  • “Uncovering the camouflaging effects of humor: Satirical and comedic narratives in British and Swedish armed forces' recruitment videos” at Pan-European Conference on International Relations der European International Studies Association (EISA) in Sofia, Bulgaria, 11.-14. September 2019.
  • „Satire zwischen ästhetisch-politischem Aktivismus, journalistisch-zivilgesellschaftlicher Kritikform und politischer Instrumentalisierung“, at Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft (DGfP) in Tutzing, 12.-13. Juli 2019.
  • „Humor und Militarisierung“ at Jahreskolloquium „Von der Friedensmacht zur Festung Europa?“ der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK) in Erfurt, 07-09. März 2019.
  • „Schwierigkeiten wissenschaftlicher Politikberatung am Beispiel der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung" at 5. Junge Konferenz der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK), Berlin, 11.-12. April 2018.

Panel Discussions

  • 11.05.2021 „Ist Party politisch?” Podiumsdiskussion zum Christopher Street Day, OVGU Pride, Medienzentrum Kompakt Magdeburg.
  • 05.12.2019 „Was sind Fake News?“ Podiumsdiskussion im Rahmen des Programms „Studieren ab 50“.

Other Publications

  • Radikalisierung und kollektive Gewalt zusammendenken, Tagungsbericht zur AFK-Nachwuchskonferenz „Radikalisierung und Kollektive Gewalt“, Wissenschaft und Frieden, 2/2021 [mit Julia Renner].
  • Konferenzbericht zum AFK Kolloquium 2019, Wissenschaft und Frieden, 3/2019 [mit Alexandra Engelsdorfer].
  • Rezension zu: Felix Koltermann (2017). Fotoreporter im Konflikt. Der internationale Fotojournalismus in Israel/Palästina. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, in: conflict & communication online, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2018 (www.cco.regener-online.de)
Research Focus
  • Humor in international Relations
  • Militarization     
  • Constructivist and Poststructuralist theories of IR
  • Multimodal discourse analysis
  • History and memory
  • Political scandals

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