Lena Merkle


M.A. Lena Merkle

Faculty of Humanities, Social Science & Education
Institute II Political Science
Zschokkestr. 32, 39104 Magdeburg, G40-302
  • Since February 2018:  Lecturer and Research Associate at the Chair for International Relations, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • July 2023-March 2024: Lecturer and Research Associate at the Chair for European Studies, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • March-June 2023: Visiting Researcher at the Tampere Peace Research Institute, Finland
  • 2019 - 2020: Member of the Editorial Office of the peer-reviewed Journal ZeFKo
  • 2015 - 2020: M.A. in Philosophy, University of Hagen
  • 2017:  Promos Exchange Program, Udayana University Jimbaran, Indonesia
  • 2014 - 2017: M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 2011-  2014: B.A. in Studies of Culture, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2013: Erasmus Exchange Program, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Merkle, Lena (2024): Ethnographic Research Beyond the Field. A Critical Introspection towards Multifaceted Approaches to Ethnography. In: Public Anthropologist. 6 (1). 173-180.
  • Merkle, L. K. (2024). Redefining a global Cosmopolitanism: An attempt towards openness as a central concept in postcolonial conflict resolution. Zeitschrift Für Friedens- Und Konfliktforschung. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42597-024-00119-0
  • Merkle, Lena (2023): Epistemological Anarchism against Epistemic Violence? A Rereading of Paul Feyerabend towards the Decolonisation of Academic Knowledge Production. In: Journal für Entwicklungspolitik. 39 (1-2). 122-138.
  • The Nordic Model of Peace Diplomacy: Pride and Hegemonic Prejudice, Beyond Peacebuilding: Challenging a Critical Mainstream, ASPR Report 3 (2019), 17-19. https://www.aspr.peacecastle.eu/publications/index_rubrik.php?rubid=14
Research Focus
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Conflict transformation
  • Migration and borders
  • Postcolonial theories
  • Anarchist theories
  • What to do with borders? Cosmopolitan, abolitionist and anarchist approaches (PNR: 920641) ( Link zur LV im LSF )

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