Philipp Lottholz

Visiting Fellow

 

Career

Since 10/2018

Visiting Fellowship, DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB/TRR 138) "Dynamics of Security"

01 - 09/2018

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, UN and Global Order Programme, University of Reading

10/2013
-
05/2018

Doctoral Studies, International Development Department, University of Birmingham

05 - 07/2016

Research Associate, International Development Department, University of Birmingham

 10/2014
-
04/2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), University of Birmingham

Research Assistant, International Development Department, University of Birmingham

06 - 12/2015

Visitig Fellow, Central Asian Studies Institute, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic)

2010 - 2013

Intern, Speaker and Consultant, NGO ‘Citizens of Europe’ (Bürger Europas e.V.), Berlin

2011 - 2012

Master of Science in International Development (International Political Economy Pathway), International Development Department, University of Birmingham

2007-2011

Bachelor of Science in International Economics (Major in East European Studies), School of Business and Economics, University of Tübingen

 

Research in brief

Research interests

  • Peace, conflict and security studies 
  • Statebuilding and intervention
  • Central Asian studies
  • Post-Soviet and post-Socialist studies
  • Cooperative, practice-based and ethnographic methodology
  • Researcher and research participant safety
  • Post- and decolonial international studies

Publications

Peer-reviewed academic articles

  • (2018) Old Slogans Ringing Hollow? The Legacy of Social Engineering, Statebuilding and the ‘Dilemma of Difference’ in (Post-) Soviet Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 12(3), 405-424, https://doi.org/10.1080/17502977.2018.1507869
  • with Nurbek Bekmurzaev & Joshua Meyer (2018) Navigating the safety implications of doing research and being researched in Kyrgyzstan: Cooperation, networks and framing, Central Asian Survey, 37(1): 100-118, https://doi.org/10.1080/02634937.2017.1419165
  • (2018) Critiquing anthropological imagination in peace and conflict studies: From empiricist positivism to a dialogical approach in ethnographic peace research, International Peacekeeping, 25(5): 695-720, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13533312.2017.1350576
  • (2017) Negotiating Unfreedom: An (Auto-) Ethnography of Life at the Forefront of Academic Knowledge Production, Inter-disciplinary Political Studies, 3(1): 77-101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1285/i20398573v3n1p77
  • with Nicolas Lemay-Hébert (2016) Re-reading Weber, Reconceptualising Statebuilding: From Neo-Weberian to Post-Weberian Approaches to State, Legitimacy and Statebuilding, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 29(4): 1467-1485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2016. 1230588

Chapters in edited volumes

  • (2018) A Negative Post-Liberal Peace? Inquiring the Embeddedness of Everyday Forms of Peace in Central Asia, in Owen, Catherine, Shairbek Juraev, David Lewis, Nick Megoran and John Heathershaw (eds.) Interrogating Illiberal Peace in Eurasia – Critical Perspectives on Peace and Conflict, New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 97-119
  • (2017) Nothing More than a Conceptual Lens? Situating Hybridity in Social Inquiry’, in Lemay-Hébert, Nicolas and Rosa Freedman (eds.) Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development, London: Routledge, 17-36
  • with Rosa Freedman (2017) ‘Peace as a Hybrid Human Right: A New Way to Realise Human Rights, or Entrenching their Systematic Failure?’, in Lemay-Hébert, Nicolas and Rosa Freedman (eds.) Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development, London: Routledge, 37-57

Book Review

Commentary and debate

  • with Polina Manolova (2018) Solidarity undone: the left-green protest that didn't happen in Bulgaria, LeftEast
  • (2018) Researcher Safety in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies in Central Asia and Beyond: Making Sense and Findings New Ways Forward, Security Praxis
  • with Katarina Kušić, Polina Manolova and Nikolay Karkov (2017) ‘Workshop Report: Dialoguing ‘Between the Posts’, Developing Critiques of Coloniality, Modernity and Neoliberal Capitalism in (and beyond) South-Eastern Europe’, Dialoguing Between the Posts Website
  • with Karolina Kluczewska (2017) ‘Ever Wondered Why Practitioners Treat Researchers like a Nuisance? The Challenges of Accessing Expert Knowledge, from Two Perspectives’, LSE Field Research Method Lab and LSE Impact Blog
  • with Tobias Marschall (2017) ‘Knowledge Transfer, Inspiration, (Over-) Reflection: A Discussion of Potentials and Limits of Cooperative Research’, The CESS Blog
  • (2017) Cultural Undercurrents in the Post-Soviet Space: Oral Histories as a Way beyond the Facade of High Politics, Public Discourse and Popular Protests’, Intersection
  • with Joshua Meyer (2016) ‘Friend’ or ‘Foreign Agent’? On the Limits of Field Research in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, Exeter Central Asian Studies Network
  • (2016) Polizeireform in Kirgistan: Mechanismen der Gemeindesicherheit als Schritt zum fundamentalen Wandel?, Zentralasien-Analysen, No. 99, reprinted as ‘Police Reform in Kyrgyzstan: Introducing Community Security Mechanisms to Deliver Fundamental Change?’, Central Asia Policy Review, 2(3): 21-27

 


Philipp Lottholz

Philipp Lottholz

Visiting Fellow

 

Career

Since 10/2018

Visiting Fellowship, DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB/TRR 138) "Dynamics of Security"

01 - 09/2018

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, UN and Global Order Programme, University of Reading

10/2013
-
05/2018

Doctoral Studies, International Development Department, University of Birmingham

05 - 07/2016

Research Associate, International Development Department, University of Birmingham

 10/2014
-
04/2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), University of Birmingham

Research Assistant, International Development Department, University of Birmingham

06 - 12/2015

Visitig Fellow, Central Asian Studies Institute, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic)

2010 - 2013

Intern, Speaker and Consultant, NGO ‘Citizens of Europe’ (Bürger Europas e.V.), Berlin

2011 - 2012

Master of Science in International Development (International Political Economy Pathway), International Development Department, University of Birmingham

2007-2011

Bachelor of Science in International Economics (Major in East European Studies), School of Business and Economics, University of Tübingen

 

Research in brief

Research interests

  • Peace, conflict and security studies 
  • Statebuilding and intervention
  • Central Asian studies
  • Post-Soviet and post-Socialist studies
  • Cooperative, practice-based and ethnographic methodology
  • Researcher and research participant safety
  • Post- and decolonial international studies

Publications

Peer-reviewed academic articles

  • (2018) Old Slogans Ringing Hollow? The Legacy of Social Engineering, Statebuilding and the ‘Dilemma of Difference’ in (Post-) Soviet Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 12(3), 405-424, https://doi.org/10.1080/17502977.2018.1507869
  • with Nurbek Bekmurzaev & Joshua Meyer (2018) Navigating the safety implications of doing research and being researched in Kyrgyzstan: Cooperation, networks and framing, Central Asian Survey, 37(1): 100-118, https://doi.org/10.1080/02634937.2017.1419165
  • (2018) Critiquing anthropological imagination in peace and conflict studies: From empiricist positivism to a dialogical approach in ethnographic peace research, International Peacekeeping, 25(5): 695-720, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13533312.2017.1350576
  • (2017) Negotiating Unfreedom: An (Auto-) Ethnography of Life at the Forefront of Academic Knowledge Production, Inter-disciplinary Political Studies, 3(1): 77-101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1285/i20398573v3n1p77
  • with Nicolas Lemay-Hébert (2016) Re-reading Weber, Reconceptualising Statebuilding: From Neo-Weberian to Post-Weberian Approaches to State, Legitimacy and Statebuilding, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 29(4): 1467-1485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2016. 1230588

Chapters in edited volumes

  • (2018) A Negative Post-Liberal Peace? Inquiring the Embeddedness of Everyday Forms of Peace in Central Asia, in Owen, Catherine, Shairbek Juraev, David Lewis, Nick Megoran and John Heathershaw (eds.) Interrogating Illiberal Peace in Eurasia – Critical Perspectives on Peace and Conflict, New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 97-119
  • (2017) Nothing More than a Conceptual Lens? Situating Hybridity in Social Inquiry’, in Lemay-Hébert, Nicolas and Rosa Freedman (eds.) Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development, London: Routledge, 17-36
  • with Rosa Freedman (2017) ‘Peace as a Hybrid Human Right: A New Way to Realise Human Rights, or Entrenching their Systematic Failure?’, in Lemay-Hébert, Nicolas and Rosa Freedman (eds.) Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development, London: Routledge, 37-57

Book Review

Commentary and debate

  • with Polina Manolova (2018) Solidarity undone: the left-green protest that didn't happen in Bulgaria, LeftEast
  • (2018) Researcher Safety in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies in Central Asia and Beyond: Making Sense and Findings New Ways Forward, Security Praxis
  • with Katarina Kušić, Polina Manolova and Nikolay Karkov (2017) ‘Workshop Report: Dialoguing ‘Between the Posts’, Developing Critiques of Coloniality, Modernity and Neoliberal Capitalism in (and beyond) South-Eastern Europe’, Dialoguing Between the Posts Website
  • with Karolina Kluczewska (2017) ‘Ever Wondered Why Practitioners Treat Researchers like a Nuisance? The Challenges of Accessing Expert Knowledge, from Two Perspectives’, LSE Field Research Method Lab and LSE Impact Blog
  • with Tobias Marschall (2017) ‘Knowledge Transfer, Inspiration, (Over-) Reflection: A Discussion of Potentials and Limits of Cooperative Research’, The CESS Blog
  • (2017) Cultural Undercurrents in the Post-Soviet Space: Oral Histories as a Way beyond the Facade of High Politics, Public Discourse and Popular Protests’, Intersection
  • with Joshua Meyer (2016) ‘Friend’ or ‘Foreign Agent’? On the Limits of Field Research in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, Exeter Central Asian Studies Network
  • (2016) Polizeireform in Kirgistan: Mechanismen der Gemeindesicherheit als Schritt zum fundamentalen Wandel?, Zentralasien-Analysen, No. 99, reprinted as ‘Police Reform in Kyrgyzstan: Introducing Community Security Mechanisms to Deliver Fundamental Change?’, Central Asia Policy Review, 2(3): 21-27

 


Philipp Lottholz