Gisela Hirschmann is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science.
Prior to joining Leiden University in 2017, she was Assistant Professor (Junior Professor) for Global Governance and Humanitarian Action at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, from 2016-2017. Between 2015 and 2017, she was also a Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. She received her PhD (Dr. phil.) from the Free University Berlin in 2015 and worked as a research fellow at the Berlin Social Science Research Center (WZB) from 2010-2015.
Her research interests lie in the field of International Relations, with a particular focus on international organisations, institutional change, human rights and peace operations. She is currently working on three research topics: 1) accountability in global governance, 2) international organizations in times of rising nationalism and 3) norm collisions in peace operations.
Gisela Hirschmann is also a professional violinist with a degree from the Hamburg School of Music and Theater.
For further information on research, teaching, and musicianship see her personal website: http://giselahirschmann.eu/.
Gisela Hirschmann is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:
- international organisations
- institutional change
- the prospects and challenges of peace operations
See for more information on PhD positions: