Dr Isabelle-Christine Panreck

Dr Isabelle-Christine Panreck

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Fellow in Modern European History

Department of International History

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Office Hours
Tuesday, 2.30pm to 3.30pm; Wednesday, 10.30am to 11.30am
English, French, German
Key Expertise
Intellectual History, War and Peace, Populism and Democratic Theory

About me

After finishing her PhD at the University of Chemnitz in 2016 about the crises in Iraq 2002/03 and Libya 2011 (summa cum laude) and posts at the Universities of Münster and Vechta (Germany) and Sciences Po Lille (France), Isabelle-Christine Panreck now holds a Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation scholarship for her current research project (Habilitation).

Following the concept of “Intellectual History”, the research interest of this project concentrates on the second generation of German scholars after World War II: How did the political circumstances, the crises and biographies shape the scientific interests and findings in this period? The focus lies on the life and work of Klaus von Beyme, a protagonist of the German scientific community during the Cold War.

Expertise Details

History of Knowledge; Intellectual History; War and Peace; Populism and Democratic Theory


Dr Isabelle-Christine Panreck teaches the following course in the Department:

At postgraduate level:

HY432: From Cold Warriors to Peacemakers: the End of the Cold War Era, 1979-1999



  • 2017: Diskurse als Nährboden demokratischer Außenpolitik? Kriegsentscheidungen in der massenmedialen Öffentlichkeit. Nomos: Baden-Baden 2017.


Edited Books

  • 2019: Rechtspopulismus in Einwanderungsgesellschaften. Springer VS: Wiesbaden. (together with Heinz Ulrich Brinkmann).
  • 2018: Civil Society and Gender Relations in Authoritarian and Hybrid Regimes. New Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Case Studies. Barbara Budrich: Opladen. (together with Gabriele Wilde, Annette Zimmer and Katharina Obuch).


Articles and chapters

  • 2018: Analysing the Authoritarian. Poststructural Framing-Analysis – a Methodological Approach. In: Gabriele Wilde/Annette Zimmer/Katharina Obuch/Isabelle-Christine Panreck (Eds.): Civil Society and Gender Relations in Authoritarian and Hybrid Regimes. New Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Case Studies, pp. 119-135.
  • 2018: Ende der Universität? Professorale Kontroverse und studentische Reaktionen in Tübingen 1968/69. In: Sebastian Liebold/Tom Mannewitz/Madeleine Petschke/Tom Thieme (Eds.): Demokratie in unruhigen Zeiten. Festschrift für Eckhard Jesse. Nomos: Baden-Baden, pp. 65-74.
  • 2017: Politikwissenschaftliche Werkbiographieforschung. In: BIOS 30(1/2), pp. 259-272. peer-reviewed.
  • 2017: "Ich weiß nur, dass ich nichts weiß". Die Abwesenheit letzter Gründe in der Theorie. In: Soziologische Revue 40(3), pp. 385-396.
  • 2017: Extremismus und Populismus. Terminologische Abgrenzung – das Beispiel der AfD. In: ZfP 64(1), pp. 59-76. (together with Eckhard Jesse), peer-reviewed.

Awards and grants

  • from 2018: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (research grant)
  • 2017: University Award of the University of Chemnitz
  • 2015-2016: Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (research grant)