Dr Antonia Witt

Dr Antonia Witt

Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Department:
Glocal Junctions

Contact

E-Mail: witt @hsfk .de

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CV

2017Laureate of Christiane-Rajewsky-Award (Dissertation) of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK)
2017 Coordinator of the Leibniz Research Alliance "Crises in a Globalised World" (4 months, parental leave substitution)
since 2016 Research fellow at PRIF
2016 Dr. phil., Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig. Doctoral thesis: Ordering by default. The power and politics of post-coup interventions in Africa
since 2014 Research Associate, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
2014 Visiting researcher, Department for International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
2011-2014 Research Associate, Junior Research Group „Changing Norms of Global Governance“, University of Bremen
2011 Trainee at the European Union Delegation to the African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (scholarship of the Carlo-Schmid-Programme)
2007-2008 Visiting Student, African Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Bradford, England (scholarship of the Hölderlin Programme)
2004-2010 Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation
2004-2010 African Studies and Political Science, University of Leipzig (Magistra Artium, M.A.)

Expertise

Dr Antonia Witt is working on the following issues:

  • African Union, African regional organizations (IGAD, SADC)
  • African Peace and Security Architecture (mediation, prevention)
  • Political crises and unconstitutional changes of government in Africa
  • International organizations
  • Legitimacy and authority in international relations

Publications

Mandate impossible: Mediation and the return to constitutional order in Madagascar (2009-2013) | 2017

Witt, Antonia (2017): Mandate impossible: Mediation and the return to constitutional order in Madagascar (2009-2013), in: African Security, 10:3, 1–18, DOI: 10.1080/19392206.2017.1352397.

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Review Essay on African Regionalism | 2017

Witt, Antonia (2017): Review Essay on African Regionalism, in: African Affairs, 116:464, 539–548, DOI: 10.1093/afraf/adx027.

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Afrika: Strategielos zwischen Terrorismusbekämpfung und Wirtschaftsinteressen | 2017

Witt, Antonia (2017): Afrika: Strategielos zwischen Terrorismusbekämpfung und Wirtschaftsinteressen, in: Fehl, Caroline/Fey, Marco (Hg.), „America first“: Die Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik der USA unter Präsident Trump, 43–44, HSFK-Report Nr. 1/2017.

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Partnerschaft auf tönernen Füßen | 2016

Witt, Antonia (2016): Partnerschaft auf tönernen Füßen. Flucht und Migration stellen die europäisch-afrikanischen Beziehungen auf die Probe, HSFK-Standpunkte Nr. 4/2016, Frankfurt/M.

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Doing Global IR. Blog Series on Global International Relations | 2016

Anderl, Felix/Kroll, Stefan/Wallmeier, Philip/Witt, Antonia (eds), (2016): Doing Global IR. Blog Series on Global International Relations, TRAFO BLOG for Transregional Research.

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Many Pipers, Many Tunes? | 2015

Witt, Antonia/Weise, Tobias/Reichel, Ellen/Lehmann, Ina/Dingwerth, Klaus (2015): Many Pipers, Many Tunes? Die Legitimationskommunikation internationaler Organisationen in komplexen Umwelten, in: Da Conceição-Heldt, Eugénia/Koch, Martin/Liese, Andrea (Hg.), Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 49, 186-212.

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Consolidating Regional Cooperation While Protecting National Security Interests: Diametric Opposition or Precondition for Peace and Security? | 2014

Witt, Antonia (2014): Consolidating Regional Cooperation While Protecting National Security Interests: Diametric Opposition or Precondition for Peace and Security?, in: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (ed.), Report of the 10th FES Annual Conference: Peace and Security in the Horn of Africa, Addis Abeba.

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Convergence on Whose Terms? | 2013

Witt, Antonia (2013): Convergence on Whose Terms? Reacting to Coups d’ État in Guinea and Madagascar, in: African Security, 6:3, 257—275.

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The African Union and Contested Political Order(s) | 2013

Witt, Antonia (2013): The African Union and Contested Political Order(s), in: Engel, Ulf, Gomes Porto, João (ed.), Africa’s New Peace and Security Architecture: Continental Embeddedness, Transnational Linkages, Strategic Relevance, Farnham: Ashgate, 11-30.

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Book Review: Integrating Africa: Decolonization’s Legacies, Sovereignty and the African Union by Martin Welz | 2013

Witt, Antonia (2013): Book Review: Integrating Africa: Decolonization’s Legacies, Sovereignty and the African Union by Martin Welz, in: Journal of Modern African Studies, 51:2, 359—360.

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Negotiating Political Order(s): The Politics of Unconstitutional Changes of Government | 2012

Witt, Antonia (2012): Negotiating Political Order(s): The Politics of Unconstitutional Changes of Government. Working Paper No. 2, Leipzig: Centre for Area Studies, Universität Leipzig.

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A Constructive Engagement? | 2012

Witt, Antonia (2012): A Constructive Engagement? The European Union's Contributions to Mediating Coups d’ État in Africa, in: Ulf Engel (ed.), New Mediation Practices in African Conflicts, Leipzig: Leipzig Universitätsverlag, 211-237.

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Book Review: Promoting the African Union by Kassim Khamis | 2011

Witt, Antonia (2011): Book Review: Promoting the African Union by Kassim Khamis, in: African Studies Quarterly, 12:3, 127—129.

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Other professional activities

since 2017Executive Board’s Commissioner for PhD Candidates at PRIF
since 2017Co-speaker of the Working Group "Sociology of International Relations" (GPSA)
since 2016Member of the Executive Board at the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF), Goethe University Frankfurt
since 2016               Co-speaker of the Working Group "Socio-political Crises" of the Leibniz Research Alliance "Crises in a Globalised World"