Dorte Hühnert-Hugendubel is a research assistant at the Chair of International Relations and Development Policy at the Institute of Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen. Her dissertation project deals with US practices of making and breaking standards of violence in order to influence the international normative order. Based on the case of Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp and targeted killings in Afghanistan and Pakistan, she examines how the US administrations under Bush and Obama interpret and expand international humanitarian law in the context of the war on terror. In addition to US foreign and security policy, her research profile encompasses the formation of global orders of violence (hierarchies/heterarchies), norm research, practice theory and politics of international law during states of emergency.

Dorte Hühnert-Hugendubel studied politics and economics at the University of Münster and at Science Po Rennes. She holds a Master’s degree in International Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies from Goethe University, Frankfurt. In 2016, she was awarded the Christiane-Rajewsky-Prize for young researchers by the Academy for Peace and Conflict Research (AFK). As a Board member of the Research Academy Ruhr she actively engages in the promotion of junior scientists during their doctorate. In 2017, she completed the NRW certificate "Professional Teaching Competence for Higher Education".

Further information on the research and teaching profile of Dorte Hühnert-Hugendubel as a research assistant at the Institute of Political Science is available on the homepage of the Chair of International Relations and Development Policy.