Julian Schmid Researcher

Julian Schmid is a Researcher at the Centre of European Politics in the fields of International Security, US Politics, Geopolitics, and Popular Culture. His research explores a wide range of intersections between popular culture and world politics, mostly focusing on security, geopolitics and violence. His doctoral thesis, completed at the University of Warwick (2021) focused on the role of superhero films and cinema for the construction of post-‘9/11’ security discourses and the ‘War on Terror’, and was nominated for the PSA Shirin M. Rai Prize for the best dissertation in International Relations. He is currently Lecturer and Module Director at Charles University in Prague and has previously taught on courses at the University of Warwick, Virginia Tech, Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Lausanne, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Central European University, Sciences Po Paris, and Coimbra University. His current research interests encompass areas such as Security, US Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, Terrorism, Political Violence, Popular Culture and World Politics, Visuality, Images and Narratives of International Relations.

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