Research Fellow, The University of Sydney
Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, London School of Economics (LSE)
Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London (UCL)
Dr Sabine Selchow is a Research Fellow in the ARC-Laureate Program in International History at the University of Sydney, where she is in charge of the 'Planetary Pasts and Futures' - research theme. She is also Research Associate at the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) at Sydney University and the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Dr Selchow’s research explores how modern institutions and principles, in general, and the nation-state, in particular, are reinvented in the face of global and planetary challenges, with a particular interest in security practices and discourses and the role that global civil society plays. She is the author of Negotiations of the 'New World': The Omnipresence of Global as a Political Phenomenon (transcript, 2017), which explores what social and political actors do when they use the adjective ‘global’, and the co-editor of Subterranean Politics in Europe (Palgrave, 2015, with M Kaldor) and EU Global Strategy and Human Security: Rethinking Approaches to Conflict (Routledge, 2018, with M Kaldor and I Rangelov).
Before joining Sydney University in November 2017, Dr Selchow spent over a decade at the LSE. Until 2017, she was Research Fellow in the ERC-funded research programme 'Security in Transition' (directed by Prof Mary Kaldor), based at LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit. In the ‘Security in Transition’-project, she led the ‘Culture/s’-research component. From 2013 to 2016, she was also a Research Fellow in Ulrich Beck’s ERC-funded project ‘Methodological Cosmopolitanism: In the Laboratory of Climate Change’ at Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munich.
Dr Selchow studied North American Studies and Communications Studies at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and then at Duke University (USA). She holds a PhD in Government from the LSE (UK).
Background and education
- PhD, London School of Economics
- Uncertainty, risk, the unknown
- Global Civil Society
- 2019.Starting somewhere different: methodological cosmopolitanism and the study of world politics.Global Networks,early online viewLink
- 2018.EU Global Strategy and Human Security: Rethinking Approaches to Conflict.London:Routledge.Link
- 2017.Negotiations of the "New World". The Omnipresence of Global as a Political Phenomenon.Bielefeld:transcript.Link
- 2016.The Construction of “European security” in The European Union in a Changing Global Environment: A Systematic Analysis.European Security,25(3):281-303Link
- 2016.Resilience and Resilient in Obama’s National Security Strategy 2010: Enter Two ‘Political Keywords’.Politics,Vol 37, Issue 1:36 - 51Link
- 2016.The Paths Not (Yet) Taken: Ulrich Beck, the ‘Cosmopolitized World’ and Security Studies.Security Dialogue,Vol 47, Issue 5:369-385Link
- 2015.The Drones of Others: An Insight into the Imagination of UAVs in Germany.Behemoth – A Journal on Civilisation,8(2):55-72Link
- 2015.From Military to ‘Security Interventions’: An Alternative Approach to Contemporary Interventions.Stability: International Journal of Security and Development,4(1): 32Link