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Dr. Hannah Franzki


Freie Universität Berlin


Research Group "Blurring Boundaries"

Research Group Leader Blurring Boundaries

Center for Interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict Research
Altensteinstraße 48
14195 Berlin

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Since October 2021, Dr. Hannah Franzki has been leading the junior research group “Blurring Boundaries” at the INTERACT Centre for Interdisciplinary Conflict Research. The junior research group comprises several research projects that draw on insights from critical legal studies for the study of current issues in peace and conflict research.

Thus, the concern of the junior research group connects the different stations of her academic education: After her undergraduate studies (Diplom) in political science, law and peace and conflict studies in Marburg and Montevideo, she did a LL.M. in International Development Law and Human Rights at the University of Warwick in 2009/2010. She went on to do a PhD at Birkbeck College School of Law, University of London, under the supervision of Prof. Peter Fitzpatrick. From 2015 to 2021, Hannah Franzki was a research assistant in the ERC project transnational Force of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bremen.

Her time at Warwick and Birkbeck College has shaped her in several ways: She shares the interest of Critical Legal Studies in understanding law’s amb, especially on the colonial legacy of today’s (international) legal regimes. In addition to juridical and social-scientific theories of law, she also includes approaches from the humanities in her research (keyword: Law & Humanities or Law & Literature). Across projects, she is concerned with the question of how content and form can be brought into relation with each other in academic work, and to this end she experimentls with creative forms of academic work and writing (creative non-fiction; narrative non-fiction).

Further details can be found in this CV, including list of publications.

Hannah Franzki is also a member of the editorial board of the journal “PERIPHERIE” and a member of the Argentina-based research group PoDeS (Grupo de Estudios Críticos en Política, Derecho y Sociedad).