Johanna Speyer, M.A.

Department of Political Science
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Georg Forster-Building

Jakob-Welder-Weg 12
55128 Mainz

Office: 04-313
Phone: 06131-39-28150


Office hours: Tuesday, 3pm – 4pm (please register via email!)



  • WT 17/18: Introduction to International Relations
  • ST 17: Seminar (BA): Introduction to International Relations


Research Interests

  • Theories of International Relations
  • Normative Theories of International Relations
  • International Public Law
  • Norm Research
  • Identity in International Relations
  • Peace and Conflict Studies

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 11/2017: Junior Research fellow and Lecturer at the Chair of International Politics (Prof. Dr. Arne Niemann), Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Project coordinator for the GLK-Project Internationalisation of Political Science
  • 10/2014 – 10/2016: Master of Arts (MA) in International Studies/ Peace and Conflict Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Masterthesis: Die Unwahrscheinlichkeit der Menschenrechte. Überlegungen zu einer individuellen Klagebefugnis auf internationaler Ebene (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff)
  • 07/2014 – 04/2016: Student Research Assistant at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) for the research projects One-Sided or Balanced: Which Post-Civil War Order Secures the Intrastate Peace? (Dr. Thorsten Gromes/ Prof. Dr. Lothar Brock) and Salafism in Germany (Prof. Dr. Harald Müller/ Prof. Dr. Christopher Daase).
  • 10/2010 – 03/2014: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Governance and Public Policy – Staatswissenschaften, University of Passau
  • 02/2013 – 02/2014: Project Assistant for the multinational Project Tunisia in Transition (funded by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD), Chair of International Politics (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Stahl), University of Passau
  • 10/2012 – 02/2013: Student Teaching Assistant for Macroeconomics, Chair of Economic Theory (Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff), University of Passau

Awards and Scholarships

  • Grantee of the Evangelisches Studienwerks Villigst e.V.
  • Grantee of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


Conference Papers:

  • Die Unwahrscheinlichkeit der Menschenrechte. Überlegungen zu einer individuellen Klagebefugnis auf globaler Ebene; Fünfte offene Sektionstagung der Sektion „Internationale Beziehungen“ der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft, Bremen, 4.-6. Oktober 2017.
  • What we are (not) – Russia as Europe’s constitutive other; with Bernhard Stahl. Jean-Monnet Workshop „Approaching EU-Russia Relations differently“, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 11.-12. April 2014.

Articles (anonymously peer-reviewed)

  • Niemann, Arne/ Speyer, Johanna (2018): A Neofunctionalist Perspective on the ‚European Refugee Crisis‘: the Case of the European Border and Coast Guard‘, in: Journal of Common Market Studies, 56:1, 23-43.