Annick Wibben

Annick T.R. Wibben


Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5058 Kalmanovitz Hall 218
On-leave, 2020-2021


Annick T.R. Wibben is professor of Politics and International Studies as well as the director of the Peace and Justice Studies program. She contributes to the Politics, International Studies, Gender & Sexualities Studies, Peace & Justice Studies and Legal Studies curricula. Before joining the USF faculty, she worked as co-Investigator (with James Der Derian) of the Information Technology, War and Peace Project at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University from 2001-2005. During that time she also taught at Brown University, Bryant University and Wellesley College and spent the fall 2003 semester in New York City as a Rockefeller Humanities Fellow with the National Council for Research on Women and the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the CUNY Graduate Center doing research on human security.

Her research straddles critical security and military studies, international theory, and feminist international relations. She also has a keen interest in questions of methodology, representation, and writing. Her current research reflects these varied interests, though she is most frequently associated with the field of Feminist Security Studies which is featured in some of her recent publications. More recently, she has become involved in debates about feminist foreign (and security) policy, engaging in some non-academic debates also.

She continues to travel across the world to present her work — in 2015, she presented at ISA in New Orleans, the ECPG in Uppsala (Sweden), and gave a keynote at the Center for International Intervention in Surrey (UK). During the first semester of her sabbatical she traveled to Europe to present at the DVPW Kongress in Duisburg-Essen (Germany), the Christina Research Seminar in Helsinki (Finland), as well as at the Universities of Lund and Gothenburg, before giving a keynote on Feminist Foreign Policy at SWEPSA in Stockholm (Sweden) in October 2015. Having been interviewed by Swedish National Radio in December 2014 on her research, she has continued to work in this area, leading a webinar on the same topic for the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom on whose Academic Network she has served since 2013 and presenting on this work at ISA in Atlanta and the United States Institute for Peace in spring 2016.

Professor Wibben is the founder and coordinator of the Feminist Security Studies Network and is involved in an effort to revive Feminist Peace Research. She is the currently the vice-chair of the Women’s Caucus in International Studies (WCIS), having just completed a stint as chair of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) section of the International Studies Association, for which she has served on the executive board since 2008. An editorial board member of the journals Security Dialogue, International Political Sociology, and International Studies Quarterly, she co-founded the Journal of Narrative Politics. She occasionally writes for the Duck of Minerva, an academic world politics blog.

In spring 2013, she was USF's Davies Professor and taught a special seminar on "Women, Violence and War." Check out the 2013 Davies Forum blog. She also regularly teaches advanced research methods at the Gregynog Ideas Lab (summers 2012, 2015 & 2016) and elsewhere, including a graduate student workshop on “Interpretive and Relational Research Methodologies” at the 2015 ISA-NE conference and as part of ISA’s Critical Security Studies Methods Café.

Chair, Department of Politics
Chair, Peace and Justice Studies
Advisory Board Member, Bachelor in International Studies (BAIS)
Advisory Board Member, Master in International Studies (MAIS)
Advisory Board Member, Gender and Sexualities Studies
PhD, International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwth, UK
M.Soc.Sc., International Relations and European Studies, University of Tampere, Finland
Vordiplom, Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany
Security Studies, Feminist and Critical Perspectives
Conflict, Violence, and Women
Feminist Methodologies/Narrative Methodologies
9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’
Information Technology and Media
International Relations Theory, Feminist Approaches
Selected Publications

Wibben, A. Researching War: Feminist Methods, Ethics & Politics. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Wibben, A. "Opening Security: Recovering Critical Scholarship as Political." Critical Studies on Security (2016).

Wibben, A. "The Promise and Dangers of Human Security." In Ethical Security Studies: A New Research Agenda. Edited by Jonna Nyman and Anthony Burke. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Wibben, A. "The Value of Feminist Scholarship on Security." Turkish Weekly (March 2016).

Wibben, A. "Narrative, Metaphor & The Politics of Security." In Warring With Words: Narrative and Metaphor in World Politics. Edited by Micheal Hanne, William D. Crano and Jeffery Scott Mio. New York: Psychology Press, 2015.

Wibben, A. and Stern, M. "A Decade of Feminist Security Studies Revisited." Security Dialogue (2014).

Wibben, A. "Researching Feminist Security Studies." Australian Journal of Politics 49.4 (2014): 743-755.

Wibben, A. "Look Who’s Talking." In International Studies Quarterly forum: “The Third Debate: 25 Years Later"  (2014).

Wibben, A. "Who Do We Think We Are?" In Global Politics, 2nd edition. Edited by Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss. New York: Routledge (2014).

Wibben, A. and McBride, K. "The Gendering of Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan" in Humanity 3.2 (2012).

Wibben, A. "Feminist Politics in Feminist Security Studies." Politics & Gender 7.4 (2011): 590-595.

Wibben, A. Feminist Security Studies: A Narrative Approach. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Wibben, A. "Human Security: Toward an Opening." Security Dialogue 39.4 (2008): 455-462.

Wibben, A. "Feminist International Relations: Old Debates and New Directions." Brown Journal of World Affairs 10.2 (2004).

Wibben, A. Narrating Experience: Raymond Aron and Feminist Scholars Revi(si)ted. Tampere, Finland: The University of Tampere, 1998.