Dr Johanna Rodehau-Noack

Dr Johanna Rodehau-Noack

PhD alumna

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
conflict prevention, emerging technologies, knowledge production

About me

Johanna is an International Security Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. She was previously a Global Innovation Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House in Philadelphia.

Johanna received her PhD from the Department of International Relations at LSE in June 2022. She is a former editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies vol 48.1 and 48.2.

She holds a BA in International Development and an MA in Political Science from the University of Vienna, Austria.

Research topic

In my research, I am interested in questions around how problems of international politics become to be seen as such in the first place. I pursue these questions with a specific focus on ideas of war and its prevention. My current work investigates the role of (emerging) technologies in conflict prevention and anticipation, and in particular how they shape ideas of what conflict is, how to recognise it, and how to govern it. My book project is about how the notion of preventability, ie the idea that wars and armed conflicts can and should be prevented, is constructed and maintained in international discourse.

Beyond war and conflict prevention, I am also interested in research ethics, qualitative methods, international security and international intervention more broadly.

Teaching experience

  • IR205 International Security (LSE)
  • IR210 Building Democracies from Conflict (LSE Summer Course)
  • EF2 Introduction to International Development (University of Vienna)
  • TEF A Transdisciplinary Research in Development Studies (University of Vienna)

Academic supervisors

Dr Kirsten Ainley
Dr Milli Lake


Expertise Details

conflict prevention; emerging technologies; knowledge production; international security

My research