Gender and Sexualities Studies — International Studies — Peace and Justice Studies — Politics
Annick T.R. Wibben

Annick T.R. Wibben

Associate Professor

Annick.T.R Wibben holds a Ph.D. in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwth, UK, a M.Soc.Sc. in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Tampere, Finland, and a Vordiplom in Economics form the University of Hamburg, Germany. 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 times she also taught at Brown University, Bryant University and Wellesley College and spend 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 studies,international theory, and feminist international relations. She also has a keen interest in issues of methodology, representation, and writing. Her current research reflects these varied interests: In the past year she published on Feminist Security Studies, "Researching Feminist Security Studies" in the Australian Journal of Politics and a special virtual issue of Security Dialogue on "A Decade of Feminist Security Studies Revisited" (with Maria Stern), as well as  a chapter on "Narrative, Metaphor & The Politics of Security" and a short piece for a forum on "The Third Debate: 25 Years Later" on the ISQ blog.  She also presented conference papers on pedagogy in global politics, issues in critical and feminist security studies, and new direction in feminist methodologies at the ISA and IFJP conferences. She was invited to be part of the keynote plenary on "The Failure to Secure" at the 2014 BISA conference in Dublin, where she also presented on "The Politics of Feminist and Critical Security Studies." In 2015, she is again traveling across the world to present her work (e.g. at ISA in New Orleans, the ECPG in Uppsala, and at SWEPSA in Stockholm).

Other recent publications include her book Feminist Security Studies: A Narrative Approach (Routledge 2011), "Feminist Politics in Feminist Security Studies" in Politics & Gender (2011), and "The Gendering of Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan" in Humanity (co-authored with Keally McBride in 2012). She has also contributed a chapter "Who Do We Think We Are?" to the highly successful textbook, Global Politics, now in its second edition (Edkins & Zehfuss, 2013). Select older publications include "Human Security: Toward an Opening" in Security Dialogue (2008) and "Feminist International Relations: Old Debates and New Directions" in the Brown Journal of World Affairs (2004). The University of Tampere published her Narrating Experience: Raymond Aron and Feminist Scholars Revi(si)ted in 1998. Her new edited book Researching War: Feminist Methods, Ethics & Politics is forthcoming with Routledge later this year.

Prof. Wibben is the founder and coordinator of the Feminist Security Studies Network (read an interview on her work here). She is the current chair of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section of the International Studies Association, on whose executive board she has served since 2008. An editorial board member of the journals Security Dialogue, International Political Sociology, and International Studies Quarterly, she recently co-founded a new Journal of Narrative Politics.

Prof. Wibben teaches International Politics and contributes to the Politics, International Studies, Gender & Sexualities Studies, Peace & Justice Studies and Legal Studies curricula. In spring 2013, she was USF's Davies Professor and taught a special seminar on "Women, Violence and War"; check out the 2013DaviesForum blog! In the summer of 2015, she will again be teaching advanced research methods at the Gregynog Ideas Lab IV - you can join the summer school and her seminar on "Violence, Creativity and Un/making the Self."

Administrative Appointments

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

Courses Offered
  • Introduction to International Politics
  • The Politics of War & Peace
  • Feminist International Relations
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Davies Forum: Women, Violence & War
  • Honors Seminar/ Capstone Course
  • Independent Studies: Introduction to Security Studies, Feminist Security Studies, Critical Security Studies, Women in the Military & more (upon request)

Prof. Wibben is on sabbatical until August 2016.