Dr. Miriam M. Müller -Rensch


Since 2015 – Post-Doc Researcher Hamburg Institute for Social Research

2009 to 2014 – Joint PhD Political Science and IR, Free University of Berlin, Germany and  University of Victoria, Canada (magna cum laude)

2014 – Sessional Lecturer IR Theory, University of Victoria, Canada

2013 – Graduate Student Fellow Center for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Canada

2012 – Teaching Assistant Political Science, UVic

2011 to 2014 – PhD Stipend German National Academic Foundation

2010- 2014 – Sessional Lecturer Cold War History and Political Science, Free University of Berlin

2009 bis 2014 – Researcher Germany’s Divided History and the Cold War, Forschungsverbund SED-Staat, Free University of Berlin

2010 to 2011 – Sessional Lecturer Social Sciences and History at Media, Communication and Economics  University for Applied Sciences, Berlin

2006 to 2009 – Study Stipend Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNSt)

2004 to 2009 – Diploma Political Science (MA), Minor Islamic Studies/Int. Law (with honors)

Degree relevant Internships:

United Nations Radio, New York, U.S.A.; Sections Politics, Economy and Culture of  German Embassy, Sana’a, Yemen; Foreign Affairs Program Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (major German TV station), Germany

2003 to 2004 – Law Student Friedrich-Alexander-University Nuremberg, Germany

2003 – Abitur/High School Diploma; Johann-Christian-Reinhart Gymnasium Hof, Bayern (with honors)

Selected Publications


Nur mit Kontext und Akteuren: Damit Instrumente auch so wirken, wie sie sollen! In: PeaceLab2016, 19. Januar 2017 
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Terror or terrorism? The "Islamic State" between state and nonstate violence. In: Digest of Middle East studies. 26(2017),2; S. 442-462