Timo-Christian Heger

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Disaster Research Unit (DRU)

Research Associate

Field of Activity

Assistant to the Head of the Research Unit

Address Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Room 021
12165 Berlin
Telephone +49 (0)30 838 70966
Email timo.heger@fu-berlin.de

Academic Positions and Work History:

  • Since 04/2016 Research Assistant at the Disaster Research Unit, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 10/2015-03/2016 Marketing Assistant, Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • 10/2009-02/2012 Adjunct Lecturer in International Relations and Security Studies, Potsdam University
  • 10/2001-10/2007 Studies of Studies of Political Science, Modern History and Public Law, Mannheim, Heidelberg, and Potsdam Universities as well as at the FU Berlin

Other work experience includes work in the fields of security policy, education, public relations work, and participation in a capacity building project in Civil Protection in Kosovo.

Research Interests:

  • Social scientific theory of disasters
  • Perceptions of fear
  • Securitization
  • Theories of International Relations (Focus on Security Studies)
  • Internet policy and the influence of social media on International Relations
  • International Humanitarian Aid
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union
  • Didactics

Publications:

  • With Alena Biegert: „Handreichung zum Einsatz ungebundener Helfer_innen in Flüchtlingsunterkünften“ [Guidelines on the work with non-organized volunteers in refugee camps], German Red Cross, General Secretariat, Berlin 2015.
  • “Cyber-Mobilization und Hacktivists: Der Einfluss sozialer Medien auf Konfliktnarrationen,” in Natascha Zowislo-Grünewald, Jürgen Schulz und Detlef Buch (Eds.), Den Krieg erklären. Sicherheitspolitik als Problem der Kommunikation, Peter Lang-Verlag, Frankfurt/Main 2011, p. 197-214. [Work on the impact of social media on conflicts]
  • “Power Based on the Control of Communication. Stuxnet und virale Kriegsführung,” in Ästhetik & Kommunikation 149/150 (2010), p. 40-43. [Work on Information and Communication Technology in conflicts]
  • With Falk Tettweiler, David Helmbold, Hartwig von Schubert: “Analysieren mit Clausewitz – Politikberatung in bewaffneten Massenkonflikten,” in Clausewitz-Information 2/2010, p. 67-91. [Analysis of Carl von Clausewitz’ On War as analytical instrument in Conflict Studies]
  • “Antiimperialistische Solidarität? Ideologische Schnittstellen zwischen der extremen Linken und dem sunnitischen Islamismus,” in Gideon Botsch, Christoph Kopke, Lars Rensmann und Julius H. Schoeps (Eds.), Politik des Hasses. Antisemitismus und radikale Rechte in Europa, Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim 2010, p. 319-331. [Work on ideological interfaces between the Extremist Left and Sunni Islamism]
  • Book Review of Kurt Graulich/Dieter Simon (Eds.): Terrorismus und Rechtsstaatlichkeit. Analysen, Handlungsoptionen, Perspektiven, Berlin: Akademie Verlag 2007 in ZRGG 61, 4 (2009), p. 414-5. [Review of a edited book on judicial responses to transnational terrorism]
  • “Die Linke und der Jihad. Ideologische Schnittstellen zwischen der extremen Linken und dem sunnitischen Islamismus,” Potsdam 2007, publication server of Potsdam University, http://opus.kobv.de/ubp/volltexte/2007/1561. [Work on ideological interfaces between the Extremist Left and Sunni Islamism]

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