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PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Conceptual and empirical studies of Strategic Narrative in International Relations - Studies in Public Diplomacy - Research on the development of international order, including China’s emerging role. - European and transatlantic security policy - German foreign and security policy, including German European policy.


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Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the areas of strategic narratives, German, European and global security issues and European integration.

I have published a number of books including, Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order, New York: Routledge, 2013 (with Ben O'Loughlin and Laura Roselle) which was awarded the 2016 Best Book Award on International Communication by the International Studies Association. I also co-edited a volume with Ben O'Loughlin and Laura Roselle Forging the World: Strategic Narratives in International Relations, which was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2017.

I am currently working on a Jean Monnet Project entitled, Youth Opinion and Opportunities for EU Public Diplomacy:  Youth Narratives and Perceptions of the EU and EU-Ukraine Relations in Ukraine and the three Baltic States (E-YOUTH), which focuses on a comprehensive analysis of youth opinion(tertiary/secondary level students and youth leaders) in Ukraine and the EU (three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). More details on the project can be found here: https://jeanmonnet.nz/eyouth/

I am interested in working with PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers working on strategic narratives, international security, German foreign policy and German European policy.

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Research Output

Narratives of the EU in Israel/Palestine: narrative “stickiness” and the formation of expectations

Miskimmon, A. & O’Loughlin, B., 30 Aug 2019, In : European Security. 28, 3, p. 268-283

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Special Issue: Perceptions and Narratives of EU Crisis Diplomacy

    Miskimmon, A., Chaban, N. (ed.) & O'Loughlin, B., 30 Sep 2019, In : European Security. 28, 3, p. 235-391 156 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

    The battle for the battle of the narratives

    Awan, A. N., Miskimmon, A. & O’Loughlin, B., 09 Jul 2019, Countering Online Propaganda and Extremism. Routledge, p. 156-171 16 p. (Countering Online Propaganda and Extremism).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Understanding EU crisis diplomacy in the European neighbourhood: strategic narratives and perceptions of the EU in Ukraine, Israel and Palestine

    Chaban, N., Miskimmon, A. & O’Loughlin, B., 30 Sep 2019, In : European Security. 28, 3, p. 235-250 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • An EU recovery programme for Ukraine? Towards a new narrative for EU—Ukraine relations?

    Miskimmon, A. & O'Loughlin, B., 01 Dec 2018, In : Cognition, communication, discourse. 17, p. 75-91 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Best Book Award in International Communication, International Studies Assocation

    Alister Miskimmon (Recipient), Ben O’Loughlin (Recipient) & Laura Roselle (Recipient), Mar 2016

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Activities

    International Studies Association

    Alister Miskimmon (Participant)
    28 Mar 201931 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Mari-Liis Madisson

    Alister Miskimmon (Host)
    Aug 2019Dec 2020

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    University Association for Contemporary European Studies Annual Conference

    Alister Miskimmon (Participant)
    02 Sep 201903 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Blending Politics and New Media: Mediatized Practices of Digital Diplomacy.

    Alister Miskimmon (Examiner)
    19 Dec 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination