Dr. Julia Grauvogel

Senior Research Fellow | Speaker Research Team


  • Short CV

    • Since 05/2018: Editor of Africa Spectrum

    • Since 05/2017: Speaker of the Research Team "Interventions and Security", RP 2 "Peace and Security"

    • 2016 - 2018: Research Fellow in the project "International Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes - IDCAR-Network" funded by Leibniz Competition

    • 2012 - 2016: Research Fellow in the project "Ineffective Sanctions?: External Sanctions and the Persistence of Autocratic Regimes" funded by Fritz Thyssen Foundation

    • Since 2012: Research Fellow at the GIGA Instiute of African Affairs

    • 2010 - 2011: Research Assistant at the Chair of Political Science and International Relations, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

    • 2008 - 2011: Internship experiences include the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament, Berlin (2008) and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin (2011)

    • Education: PhD at the University of Hamburg "The 'Internal Opposition Effect' of International Sanctions: Insights from Burundi, Zimbabwe and a Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa” (scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foudation); Master "Peace Research and International Politics" at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (scholarship from the Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V.), Bachelor "International Relations" at Dresden University of Technology

    Current Research

    • International sanctions

    • Persistence and change of authoritarian regimes

    • Legitimation of authoritarian regimes

    Countries and Regions

    • Simbabwe

    • Burundi


    Memberships

    • Association for African Studies in Germany
    • Africa Spectrum
    • Peace Science Society
    • International Studies Association
    • German Political Science Association

    Dissertation

    • The ‘Internal Opposition Effect’ of International Sanctions: Insights from Burundi, Zimbabwe and a Qualitative-Comparative Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa

    Dr. Julia Grauvogel

    Senior Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-566julia.grauvogel@giga-hamburg.de

    Chapter in edited Volume | Forthcoming

    The Internal Opposition Effect of International Sanctions: Insights from a Qualitative Comparative Analysis

    Dr. Julia Grauvogel

    Senior Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    GIGA Focus Global | 3/2021

    Cyber Sanctions: Increasing Application of a New Instrument

    Hacker attacks on states and international organisations are increasingly answered with cyber sanctions. Dr Julia Grauvogel and Dr Christian von Soest compare the international use of the new instrument in Focus Global 04/2021 and show which steps could make the measures more effective.

    Dr. Julia Grauvogel

    Senior Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Dr. Christian von Soest

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of RP 2

    Africa Spectrum | 02/2021

    The Study of Term Limits in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons on Democratisation and Autocratisation

    Studies on term limits in Africa have proliferated over the past two decades. This introduction to the special issue outlines how term limits can be theorised as part of the institutional landscape in authoritarian regimes and how third-term bids can be understood as a tool of autocratisation.

    Dr. Julia Grauvogel

    Senior Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    International Studies Perspectives | 11/2020

    The Design and Enforcement of Economic Sanctions

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Navin Bapat

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Bryan Early

    Katja B. Kleinberg

    European Economic Review | 08/2020

    The Termination of International Sanctions: Explaining Target Compliance and Sender Capitulation

    In this paper, we draw on studies analyzing the varying duration of sanctions to examine under which conditions they end. In contrast to prior research that has mostly treated the end of sanctions as a single category, our analysis disaggregates sanctions termination by target compliance and sender capitulation.

    Research Project | 01/01/2022 - 30/06/2023

    Sanctions Termination in Times of Crises: Unpacking the Role of External Shocks

    In March 2020, the UN Secretary-General called for the easing of sanctions against Iran in response to COVID-19. Hence, external shocks are potentially related to sanctions termination. Yet, the effect of different types of external shocks such as pandemics, natural disasters, and economic crises on the (gradual) removal of sanctions has not been systematically studied. This project examines when and how external shocks affect sanctions termination through a nested research design combining new data collection, statistical analyses, and two case studies.
    DFG, 2022-2023

    Research Project | 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2026

    Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa

    MIASA, based at the University of Legon, Ghana, is one of five Maria Sibylla Merian Centres for Advanced Studies, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research. Its overall aim is to work towards a reduction of global asymmetries in knowledge production and bridging the cultural divide between anglophone and francophone Africa. MIASA's thematical focus is on sustainable governance. The GIGA contributes to the Interdisciplinary Fellow Group on ‘Sustainable Rural Transformation’ and its outreach activities.
    BMBF, 2020-2026

    Research Project | 01/08/2018 - 31/07/2021

    The Termination of International Sanctions: Causes, Processes and Domestic Consequences

    Sanctions termination has become a ubiquitous phenomenon in international politics. Controversies about cases such as Cuba, Iran, Russia, and Zimbabwe exemplify the contested nature of policy debates about the termination of sanctions. Yet, research has focused on sanctions’ implementation and effectiveness, directing little attention towards their removal. This project examines the causes, processes, and consequences of ending sanctions. It combines cross-national analyses based on the first global dataset on sanctions termination with in-depth case studies covering different regions.
    DFG, 2018-2021

    Speaker | 16/12/2021

    Gewaltakteure im Schatten der Pandemie (Lateinamerika, Naher Osten, Subsahara Afrika)

    Seminar 16/12/2021

    Dr. Julia Grauvogel

    Senior Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Speaker | 10/12/2021

    The Political Consequences of Sanctions’ Termination

    Workshop 10/12/2021

    Dr. Julia Grauvogel

    Senior Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Panelist | 21/10/2021 - 22/10/2021

    MIASA Publishing Workshop

    Cooperation Event Online: 21/10/2021 - 22/10/2021 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    MIASA Publishing Workshop

    Dr. Julia Grauvogel

    Senior Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Teaching | GIGA Institute for African Affairs | Accountability and Participation | 2021

    Academic Publishing

    GIGA Institute for African Affairs Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 20354 Hamburg Germany , Accountability and Participation Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 20354 Hamburg Germany

    The workshop is designed to cover the most important aspects of publishing scholarly work. It will first offer an overview of different formats, including articles, book chapters, policy papers, working papers and book reviews. In a second step, the workshop will zoom into the publication of peer-reviewed articles. It will guide the participants through the entire process from manuscript preparation to handling article proofs. In particular, I will cover the following topics: deciding when to submit a paper, crafting a convincing title and abstract, writing a cover letter, identifying the most suitable journals, understanding and addressing reviewer comments, finalizing the accepted article, and promoting your published work. Best practices for each step of this process will be discussed. Throughout the workshop, I will also provide in-depth information on the editorial and production process based on my experiences as the editor-in-chief of an SSCI-ranked journal, guest editor of special issues and author. During the practical phases of the workshop, you will get the opportunity to receive peer and expert feedback on questions such as journal targeting and abstract writing.

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2021

    Sanctions in International Relations

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg

    Teaching | GIGA Institute for African Affairs | Accountability and Participation | 2020

    An Introduction to the Logic and Practice of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

    GIGA Institute for African Affairs Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 20354 Hamburg Germany , Accountability and Participation Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 20354 Hamburg Germany

    This course provides an introduction into Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). We will discuss the set-theoretic and Boolean foundations of the method, its logic of inference and learn how to use the method when working with real-world data. The elements of the course dedicated to the underlying logic will cover fuzzy and crisp sets, the analysis of necessary and sufficient conditions via set relations and complex causality, including equifinality, conjunctural relations and asymmetry. This will also allow participants to assess how (fuzzy) sets can be used as a tool for the construction of (ideal) types. The practice of fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) will be taught on the basis of the R package, which is state-of-the-art software for applying QCA. The participants will learn how to calibrate, i.e. to how to transfer quantitative and qualitative data into sets membership values, and how to analyze a so-called truth table, i.e. a data matrix that summarizes case-based information in a systematic fashion. Then, consistency and coverage measures as well as frequency thresholds are presented as tools to deal with noisy real-world data and to assess the robustness of results. Finally, pitfalls and good practices are discussed.

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