Daniela Pisoiu

Dr.in, Scientific Researcher

working at the oiip since 2015

Contact details

+43 (0)1 581 11 06 DW 37
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Dr.in Daniela Pisoiu is senior researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs - oiip. Her fields of research are: terrorism, radicalisation, extremism, comparative regional security, American and European foreign and security policy. She completed her PhD at the University of St Andrews, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and has conducted fieldwork on the topic of radicalisation in Austria, Germany and France, as well as other European countries. She is the author of Islamist Radicalisation in Europe: An Occupational Change Process (2011/2012), and editor of Arguing Counterterrorism: New Perspectives (2014), both with Routledge.


Education

  • PhD at the University of St Andrews, School of International Relations and Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence
  • PhD Thesis: “A Study on the Islamist Radicalisation in Western Europe: Causes and Processes“, 2006-2010
  • University of Cincinnati, M.A. International Relations and American Government (Fulbright) 2005-2006
  • University of Vienna and Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, M.A.I.S. (Master of Advanced International Studies) 2004-2005
  • Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Diplomlehrgang, 2003-2004
  • University of Geneva, Certificat de droit transnational, 2002
  • University of Cluj-Napoca, Law, 1999-2003

 

Professional Experience

  • Senior Fellow at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip), since 2015
  • Researcher, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH), 2010-2015
  • Lecturer at the University of Hamburg and the IFSH, since 2010
  • Visiting lecturer at the University of Vienna, 2007 – 2009, 2011

 

Teaching

  • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Institute for Criminological Research, M.A. International Criminology, Seminar “Theories and research on terrorism: traditional and critical approaches”, 2014
  • Institute for Peace Researcha and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, (IFSH) and University of Hamburg, Master of Peace and Security Policy - M.P.S., Block Seminars:  “Terrorism and liberal democracy” and “Extremism and radicalisation processes in Europe”, since 2010
  • University of St Andrews, “Certificate in Terrorism Studies”, Tutor, Modules: Key Issues in Terrorism Studies, Ideologies, Modus, Operandi, The Police Role in Countering Terrorism, 2006 – 2009
  • University of Vienna, Visiting lecturer, Lecture series  “Fundamentalisms and Terrorism”, 2007 – 2009, 2011

 

Chosen Positions and Memberships

  • Member of the International Studies Association (ISA)
  • Member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
  • Member of the European International Studies Association (EISA)
  • Member of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues (EENeT)

 

Monographs

  • Theories of Terrorism. An Introduction, Abingdon: Routledge, forthcoming (2016).
  • Subcultures, radicalisation and political violence (provisional title), London: Ashgate, forthcoming (2016).
  • Islamist Radicalisation in Europe: An Occupational Change Process, London/New York: Routledge, 2011.

 

Edited and Co-Edited Books

  • Contemporary Debates on Terrorism, Abingdon: Routledge, forthcoming (2016), with Richard Jackson (ed.)
  • Political Violence in Context: Time, Space and Milieu, ECPR Press, forthcoming (2015), with Lorenzo Bosi and Niall Ó Dochartaigh (eds.).
  • Arguing Counterterrorism: New Perspectives, London/New York: Routledge, 2014 (editor).

 

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • Islam and Western Europe, in Western Europe, Routledge, forthcoming (2016), with Reem Ahmed.
  • Terrorismus, in Jäger, T. (ed.) Handbuch Sicherheitsgefahren, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 197-206, 2015, with Raphael Bossong.
  • Radicalization, in Cesari, Jocelyn (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of European Islam. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 770-801, 2014.
  • When terrorists talk back, in Pisoiu, D. (ed.), Arguing Counterterrorism: New Perspectives, London/New York: Routledge, 121-140, 2014, with Nico Prucha.
  • Das Konzept der „Co-Radikalisierung“ am Beispiel des Salafismus in Deutschland, in Hummel, K. and Logvinov M. (eds), Gefährliche Nähe. Salafismus und Dschihadismus in Deutschland, Stuttgart: Ibidem, 183-198, 2014, with Klaus Hummel.
  • A ´Coalition’ of Norm-Challengers? A Comparison of Official Counter-Terror Argumentation in the US, the EU and Russia, in Brzoska, M. (ed.), European Peace and Security Policy: Transnational Risks of Violence, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 92-112, 2014, with Regina Heller and Martin Kahl.
  • Studying ‘Effectiveness’ in International Relations: Objectives, Concepts and Applications in Brzoska, M. (ed.), European Peace and Security Policy: Transnational Risks of Violence, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 113-133, 2014, with Hendrik Hegemann, Regina Heller, Martin Kahl and Erin van Um.
  • Assessing Effectiveness in Counterterrorism Policy, in Hegemann, H., Heller, R, and Kahl, M. (eds.): Studying ‘Effectiveness’ in International Relations. A Guide for Students and Scholars, Opladen/Berlin/Toronto: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 255-279, 2013, with Eric van Um.
  • Von neuer Religiosität zu politischer Gewalt. Religiöse Ursachen für islamische Radikalisierung in Westeuropa, in Kolnberger, T. and Six, C. (eds), Fundamentalismus und Terrorismus. Zu Geschichte und Gegenwart radikalisierter Religion, Essen: Magnus Verlag, 168-187, 2007.

 

Journal Articles

  • Subcultural theory, jihadi and right-wing radicalization in Germany, Terrorism and Political Violence, 27 (1), 9-28, 2015.
  • Editor of the Special Issue Subcultures, violent radicalization and terrorism, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 7(1), 2015.
  • The porous borders of extremism: Autonomous Nationalists at the crossroad with the extreme left, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 7(1), 69-83, 2014, with Felix Lang.
  • Dealing with uncertainty: the illusion of knowledge in the study of counterterrorism effectiveness, Critical Studies on Terrorism, 2014, DOI:10.1080/17539153.2014.981400, with Eric van Um.
  • Editors’ introduction: the “dark” side of normative argumentation in counterterrorism – an emerging research field. Critical Studies on Terrorism 6 (3): 410-413, 2013, with Regina Heller and Martin Kahl.
  • Coming to believe ‘Truths’ about Islamist radicalization in Europe, Terrorism and Political Violence, 25(2), 246-263, 2013.
  • Individuelle Loslösung von Radikalisierungsprozessen. Stand der Forschung und eine Überprüfung bestehender Theorien anhand eines Ausstiegsfalls aus dem militanten Salafismus, Journal EXIT-Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Deradikalisierung und demokratische Kultur, 2/2013, with Daniel Köhler.
  • Theoretische Ansätze zur Erklärung individueller Radikalisierungsprozesse: eine kritische Beurteilung und Überblick der Kontroversen, Journal EXIT-Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Deradikalisierung und demokratische Kultur, 1/2013. 
  • Pragmatic persuasion in counterterrorism, Critical Studies on Terrorism, 5(3), 297-317, 2012.
  • The ‘dark’ side of normative argumentation – The case of counterterrorism policy, Global Constitutionalism 1(2), 278-312, 2012, with Regina Heller and Martin Kahl.