Lisa Gaufman

ELIZAVETA

GAUFMAN

My research focuses on the exploration of verbal and visual enemy images through big data analysis. My approach is interdisciplinary, as I combine IR with media and cultural studies.

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E-mail lisa.gaufman@gmail.com
Phone + (49) 157 52 49 9125

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

SoSe
2017
Political Populism,
University of Bremen

SoSe
2017
Theories of Nationalism,
University of Bremen

WiSe
2016-17
Introduction to International Relations,
University of Bremen

SoSe
2015
MA Seminar 'Russian Foreign Policy',
University of Tübingen

WiSo
2014-15
MA Seminar 'Nationalism: Theory and Practice',
University of Tübingen

SoSe
2014
MA Seminar 'Peace, Conflict, and Enemy Images',
University of Tübingen

present
03.2012
English and Russian language cources,
ArenaLingua GmbH

WORK EXPERIENCE

present
10.2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen

09.2015
04.2014
Lecturer, Chair of International Relations, Insititute for Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany

05.2012
10.2010
Research Assistant, Chair of International Relations, Insititute for Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany

10.2011
03.2011
Coordinator of Trial Watch Project, TRIAL (Track Impunity Always), Geneva

10.2010
07.2010
Intern, TRIAL (Track Impunity Always), Geneva

10.2008
07.2008
Intern, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Moscow Bureau. Project on the protection of human rights of migrants

09.2006 Website translator, United Nations Environment Programme IGR-2

08.2006 Assistant and Interpreter, UNEP/UNDP/Russian Ministry for Natural Resources National Workshop for the Russion Federation in Support of Capacity-Building of National and Local Authorities Responsible for the Implementation of the LBA Protocol to the Bucharest Convention

06.2004 Interpreter, TACIS Black Sea Environmental Programme Conference, English-Russian, Russian-English

EDUCATION

10.2015
04.2012
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
PhD in Political Science
Dissertation title: "Enemies at the Gates: Threat Narratives in Putin's Russia".
Date of Defence: 29.10.2015

06.2015
03.2015
Online Course 'Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life', University of Chicago

05.2014
09.2014
Online Course 'Introduction to Neuroeconomics: How the Brain Makes Decisions' Higher School of Economics, Moscow

07.2013
03.2013
Online Course 'Synapses, Neurons and Brains', Hebrew University of Jerusalem

03.2013 Spring School 'Digital Mnemonics in Slavonic Studies' by Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Passau, Freising, Germany

02.2012
02.2009
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
MA in Peace Studies and International Politics
with honours

12.2012
09.2012
Online Course 'Visual Semiotics', University Without Borders, Russia

02.2008
10.2007
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Echange semester (Political science, macro-economics, history)

06.2007
10.2006
Freie Universität Berlin/MGIMO: German Studies Russia Programme

07.2006 Course in politics and economics, Haus Rissen Institute for Polictics and Economics, Hamburg

06.2009
09.2004
Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO) BA in International Relations with honours

06.2004
09.1994
School #23, Krasnodar
Baccalaureate with advanced English study

06.2004
09.1992
Sergei Rachmaninoff Music School, Krasnodar Piano and vocals

PUBLICATIONS

I have published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on migration, nationalism, sexuality, new media and the Ukraine crisis.

"(Re)-Drawing Borders: Russia and the Baltic States" In A. Makarychev and A. Yatsyk(eds) Suturing the Ruptures: Seams and Stiches in the Baltic Sea Region. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
"The New Cold War on the Football Field: .ru vs .pl" Digital Icons, (2014) 12, co-authored with K. Walasek.
"Here Goes the Neighbourhood: Deconstructing Migration Discourse in Russia" (published on the University of Tübingen website among outstanding graduate papers).
"A Few Gay Men: Semiotics of Homophobia on Russian Social Networks and Beyond" In J. Pankhurst and A. Kilp, (eds) "Gender, Secuality and Reproduction in Central and Eastern Europe: Religious Actors and Secular Norma in Contentious Politics", Springer, forthcoming.
"A Dreadful disease" in: TRIAL. Die Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Gesellschraft für Völkerstrafrecht, Dezember 2010, number 23.
"World War II 2.0: Digital Memory of Fascism in Russia" Journal of Regional Security, (2015), 10:1, 17-36.
"Nationalists Old New Enemies: Sexual Deviation as an Existential Threat to Russia in A. Verkhovsky (ed) (2014) 'Russia is not Ukraine: Contemporary aspects of Russian nationalism'. Moscow: Sova-Center (in Russian).

CONFERENCES

04.2016

European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), University of Tübingen, Germany

"Russia: A case for Digital Anthropology".

03.2016

International Studies Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia

"Of Doves and Hawks: Juxtapositions of War and Peace on Russian Social Networks During the Crisis in Ukraine".

12.2015

German Federal Agency for Civic Education, Vienna, Austria

Conference Participant: “Mapping Memories of Post-1989 Europe”.

11.2015

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

“Back to the USSR: the United States as an enemy image in contemporary Russia” at the workshop “Mobilization and the Picture of the Enemy in Central and Eastern Europe”.

10.2015

University of Tartu, Estonia

“Enemy Europe: Perception of Otherness on Russian social networks” at the conference ‘Estonian, German, Russian: Representations in literature and media of a tense cultural relationship’.

10.2015

Free University Berlin, Germany

“(Re)-Drawing Borders: Russia and the Baltics” at ‘Regions, Boundaries, and Russia - EU Disconnections’ Workshop

09.2015

Giardini-Naxos, Sicily

“Putin’s Pastorate: Post-Structuralism in the Post-Soviet”; “#Samavionavata: Normalcy of Violence in Post Soviet Russia” at 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, ‘The Worlds of Violence’

05.2015

Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania

Conference Participant: “Changing Europe: Literature, Values, and European Identity”

05.2015

University of Tartu, Estonia

“A Few Gay Men: Semiotics of Homophobia on Russian Social Media and Beyond” at the Workshop ‘Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Central and Eastern Europe: Religious Actors and Secular Norms in Contentious Politics’

05.2015

University of Denver

“What’s in a Brain? Neurobiology and Security Studies” at Journal of Global Security Studies Special Issue Workshop: The Future of Global Security (Studies)

04.2015

University of Tartu, Estonia

“The Gender Dimension in the Ukraine Crisis” at Platform Ukraine Seminar

2014

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11.2014

University of Tübingen, Germany

“Russian Perception of the Ukraine Crisis” at Panel Debate ‘Ukrainian Crisis’

09.2014

Belgrade, Serbia

“World War II 2.0: Digital Memory of Fascism in the Aftermath of Euromaidan” at Belgrade Security Forum

03.2014

Toronto, Canada

“Colour Me Bad: Visual Representations of Enemies in Russia and the USA” at ISA 2014

'13 / '12 / '11

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10.2013

Higher School of Economics, Moscow

“Nationalists’ Old New Friends: ‘Sexual Deviation’ as Existential Threat to Russia” at NEORUSS Workshop ‘New Developments in Russian Moderate and Radical Nationalism’

04.2013

Cambridge, United Kingdom

“Crisis of Inter-Ethnic Relations in Russia” at BASEES/EUROICCEES Congress

09.2012

Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

“Blogosphere as Natural Habitat for Analysis of Human Behaviour” at the conference ‘New Media: Changing Media Landscapes’

05.2012

University of Vienna, Austria

“Social Networks and Transition to Democracy in Russia” at GRACEH 2012

08.2011

University of Lund, Sweden

“Invited, but not Welcome: Post-Soviet Immigration to Russia and the Rise of Russian Ethno-Nationalism” at the Conference ‘Russia after the Soviet Empire’

2008

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10.2008

Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Moscow

Conference Participant: ‘The Changing Russia: Chances for Russian-German relations’

07.2008

Yekaterinburg

Conference Participant: ‘The Role of Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations in Protection of Human Rights of the Migrants’

06.2008

MGIMO University, Moscow

“Russian migration policy” at the conference ‘Russian Economic Policy’

GRANTS AND AWARDS

I am the recipient of scholarships, grants, and awards from political foundations, international associations, and academic institutions.

2016
ISA Annual Convention Travel Grant
2015
Best PhD-Student Paper Award (European International Studies Association) for the paper "Putin's Pastorate: Post-Structuralism in the Post-Soviet"
2015
Gender Equality Commission Grant (University of Tübingen)
2012
Konrad Adenauer Foundation, scholarship for talented students
2009
Konrad Adenauer Foundation, international cooperation scholarship
2007
Stroitransgaz scholarship
2007
German Academic Exchange Services scholarship
2002-2004
Prizes for Olympiads in History, German, English

LANGUAGES

Bilingual Russian & English
German: Fluent
French: Upper-Intermediate
Spanish: Intermediate
Dutch: Intermediate
Ukrainian: Passive

COMPUTER
SKILLS

PROFICIENT IN:

MS Office
the Internet
TYPO3

BEGINNER IN:

HTML 5
Pyhton

OTHER

Member of Munich
Brahms Choir
Member of Munich
Barberries
Barbershop Choir
Member of Munich
volunteer charity group
Mizwe-Makers e. V.
Green belt in
Tae Kwon Do