Johanna Rodehau-Noack

Johanna Rodehau-Noack

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Knowledge Production, Armed Conflict, Intervention, Early Warning, R2P

About me

Johanna is a PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations at LSE. She a Graduate Teaching Assistant for International Security and editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies vol 48.

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 examine ‘war’ and ‘armed conflict as objects of international governance, that is, as problems that are understood to warrant management and intervention of international actors. Specifically, I investigate the role of knowledge production practices in producing and stabilising the idea that wars and armed conflicts can and should be prevented. I do so by examining three common practices in the knowledge production on conflict prevention: the regular creation of watchlists, the use of violent death data as severity thresholds, and the automatisation of conflict anticipation through computer modelling and machine learning. These ways of ‘knowing’ conflict not only shape conceptions on what constitutes conflict expertise but also facilitate particular modes of governance while precluding others. I am also interested in research ethics, qualitative methods, and international security and international intervention more broadly.

Teaching experience

IR205 International Security (LSE)
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

intrastate conflict; knowledge production; international intervention