Morgane Desoutter


M.A. Morgane Desoutter

Faculty of Humanities, Social Science & Education
Institute II Political Science
  • Since 2023, co-editor of the Routledge book series "Popular Culture and World Politics"
  • Since October 2018 Lecturer and PhD student at the Chair for International Relations, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • Since January 2015 Teaching Assistant at the Chair for Historical Science, Swiss Distant University Institute
  • 2013-2015: Illustrator und Graphic Designer at the Peacekeeping Training Programme of the United Nation Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva
  • 2008-2013: Binational Master and Bachelor, International and European Governance at Institut d'Étude Politiques, Lille (France) and Universität Münster (Germany)


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

    • Desoutter, Morgane. 2023. ‘White Women Filming Kurdish Women: The Instrumentalisation of the Kurdish Armed Struggle’. Global Society, June, 1–19.
    • Laura S.T. Rehbein, Daniel Beck, Morgane Desoutter, Tina Rosner-Merker & Alexander Spencer. 2021. Kurdish Narratives of Conflict: the Politics of the Kurdish Question in Turkish Cinema, Journal of War & Culture Studies, DOI: 10.1080/17526272.2021.2000729


Conference Papers

  • "Patriarchal embodiments: A post-structural feminist inquiry into the aesthetic regime of violence", at the Popular Culture and World Politics Conference, Magdeburg, 15.-16. September 2022.
  • "Female Kurdish Combatants in French Films“, Standing PCWP Section, EISA, 13.-17- September 2021 
  • “G.I. Janes and YPJ: Imagining the Role of Women in War“, EWIS Workshop, 30. Juni - 3. July 2021.
  • "Drones and Ghosts: Technologies of visualization and visualization of technologies", at Popular Culture and World Politics Conference, Leeds, 16.-17. January 2020.
  • "(Un)Seeing the Dead and the Living in War Films: Confronting Two Modes of Visualizing Modern Warfare", at Pan-European Conference on International Relations der European International Studies Association (EISA) in Sofia, Bulgaria, 11.-14. September 2019.
  • "Gewalt in neoliberalen Zeiten: Darstellung von modernen Kriegsführung in Filmen", at IB Nachwuchstagung Internationale Politik, Tutzing, 20.-22. April 2018.
  • "Popular culture and modern warfare: a study of images and imaginary of war in neoliberal time“, at Popular Culture and World Politics Conference, Newcastle, 23.-25. November 2017.
  • "Les évolutions des représentations de la guerre à l’aune de la globalisation néolibérale : les conflits irakiens et vietnamiens dans le cinéma américain“ at World Congress of Political Science, International Political Association Conference (IPSA), Poznan, 23.-28. July 2016.


Other Publications

  • "Visual Peace in Kurdish Cinema", Guest contribution for imageandpeace by Daniel Beck and Morgane Desoutter, 2022
  • Desoutter, Morgane. 2020. Rezension zu: “Jon Simons and John Louis Lucaites, Eds. In/Visible War: The Culture of War in Twenty-First-Century America. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2017.” Peace & Change, DOI: 10.1111/pech.12447


Research Focus
  • Popular culture and world politics
  • Critical, feminist and poststructuralist theories of IR
  • Media, visuality, aesthetic and IR
  • War films 

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