Springe direkt zu Inhalt

Dr. Friederike Kuntz

RU Borders, Freie Universität Berlin

Postdoctoral Researcher, Academic Coordinator RU Borders, Theory Network

Edwin-Redslob-Straße 29
Room EG-08
14195 Berlin

Friederike Kuntz is a political scientist with a background in International Relations. Her research is particularly interested in a historical view of international and global relations and related questions of human governance. Friederike held positions at the Free University of Berlin, the University of Groningen, the University of Trier, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and the Cluster of Excellence “The Emergence of Normative Orders” at Goethe University Frankfurt. She was visiting postdoc fellow at the Collaborative Research Center “Dynamics of Security” at Philipps University Marburg and Justus Liebig University Gießen, and doctoral fellow at the Institute for World Society Studies at Bielefeld University where she is an associated member today. Friederike holds a PhD (Dr. phil.) from Bielefeld University.

Research Interests

  • International and Global Political Theory and Sociology
  • Histories of international and global relations
  • Ideas of humans, government, sovereignty and the state
  • Contested globalizations and new rightist anti-liberal global ideology
  • Infectious disease control and borders

Current Research Projects at Scripts

  • “The European New Right’s Counter-Globalization: A History of an Anti-Liberal Global Ideology.” (working title)
  • “Borders, Infectious Diseases and the Government of Humans” (working title)


  • 2018. Aporias: the international relation, interrelated sovereigns, the human individual, and power-knowledge. Bielefeld.
  • 2007. Der Weg zum Irakkrieg. Groupthink und die Entscheidungsprozesse der Bush-Regierung. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.


  • 2014. Der Begriff der Souveränität in der transnationalen Konstellation. Baden-Baden: Nomos, co-edited with Christian Volk.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals 

  • 2020. ‘We the heads of state ...’: Pitfalls of global constitutional practice. In: Global Constitutionalism. Online First.

Contributions to Edited Volumes

  • Forthc. Über das Verhältnis von Performativität, Normativität und Normen in den Internationalen Beziehungen. In: Kritische Normenforschung als Metatheorie und politische Praxis. Neue Wege in den Internationalen Beziehungen. Katharina Glaab, Antonia Graf, Stephan Engelkamp (Eds.), Baden-Baden: Nomos, co-authored with Daniel Jacobi.
  • 2017. Connectivity as Problem: Security, Mobility, Liberals and Christians. In: Security/Mobility. Matthias Leese & Stef Wittendorp (Eds.), Manchester: Manchester University Press, co-authored with Luis Lobo-Guerrero.
  • 2014. Souveränität an den Rändern der Staatenwelt, In: Der Begriff der Souveränität in der transnationalen Konstellation. Christian Volk & Friederike Kuntz (Eds.), Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • 2014. Souveränität und die transnationale Konstellation: Eine Einleitung. In: Der Begriff der Souveränität in der transnationalen Konstellation. Christian Volk & Friederike Kuntz (Eds.), Baden-Baden: Nomos, co-authored with Christian Volk.