Zur Person

Dr. Franziska Müller is Research Associate in the Department of Political Science and is currently initiating a junior research group on global/local energy transition governance in the global South. She holds a Ph.D. in political science and a M.A. in political science and cultural anthropology. Her Ph.D. focused on EU-ACP relations and analyzed the change of this postcolonial relationship as a change of governance and normative power, culminating in the advent of characteristic liberal and postliberal governmentalities. Previously she was based at TU Darmstadt and at the Cluster of Excellence "Normative Orders". From 2011 to 2014 she coordinated the VW-funded research project "Challenges of European External Energy Governance with Emerging Powers", together with Michèle Knodt and Nadine Piefer. For research stays and international conferences she visited South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, Ghana, India, the UK and the U.S. She is representative of the Section "Development Theory" of the German Political Science Association (DVPW). Since 2012 she is liasion lecturer for the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. She serves as a reviewer for several journals, e.g. Journal of International Relations and Development, University of Cambridge Rising Powers Working Paper Series, Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, and the EU's Horizon 2020 program.

Research Areas:

- International Relations Theory (poststructuralist, constructivist and postcolonial approaches)
- Governmentality studies and global governance
- Global energy governance, climate governance
- Development cooperation
- EU-Africa relations, Emerging Powers/Emerging Donors
- Discourse analysis, ethnography, network analysis

Courses taught:

- Kritische Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen
- Ökologie und Widerstand: feministische und postkoloniale Perspektiven
- Development Theory
- International Relations Theory
- Development Cooperation as an anthropological space
- Politische Psychologie internationaler Verhandlungen
- Politische Psychologie in den IB
- UN-Simulation: UNFCCC-Konferenzen
- Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft
- International Energy Governance
- International Climate and Energy Policies
- Süd-Süd-Kooperation und Dreieckskooperation
- Transnationale Privatisierungsprozesse in Lateinamerika und Afrika
- Die BRIC-Staaten in der internationalen Politik
- Normative Macht?! Kritische Perspektiven auf EU-Außenbeziehungen