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Research overview

Louise Maëlle Courbin is a part-time PhD Candidate in the School of International Relations. 

Her research focuses on the production and reproduction of knowledge within academia and political institutions in France since 1962.  

Her supervisors are Dr. Mathilde von Bülow and Dr. Roxani Krystalli. 

After two years spent studying law at Paris XI University, she successfully passed the second-year entry exam for the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg (Sciences Po Strasbourg). From there, she studied a year abroad at St Andrews University. At St Andrews she started to focus on questions related to the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism, with a particular interest in Critical Terrorism Studies and (Critical) Discourse Analysis. 

She graduated from Sciences Po Strasbourg with a Master's degree in International and European Studies, as well as a secondary Master's degree in Border Studies. Her master's thesis 'Intrusmentalisation and political use of the terrorist label in the Yemen war: media, politics, and the making of rumors'.

In 2020 she became a PhD student and successfully became a PhD candidate in 2021. 

Areas of interest includes: 

- Knowledge and expertise (re)production

- Postructuralist and critical theorisation of knowledge 

- Comparative of terrorism and counterterrorism policies

- (Re)production of narratives in academic and political institutions 


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions