Sabine Selchow

Sabine leads on our project on European migration, Europe’s Riddle.  She 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’.

She 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).

Sabine was Research Fellow in the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, Department of International Development, London School of Economics, where she was in charge of the ‘Security 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.

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.


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