Martin Kerntopf

Research Associate

Chair of International Relations and Regional Studies

Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3, Room 3.36
Tel.: +49 3834 420 3159
Fax: +49 3834 420 3153







Since 2018
Research Associate: Chair of International Relations and Regional Studies, Prof. Margit Bussmann, University of Greifswald

2017 – 2018
Research Stay: Global Political Studies Department, Malmö University

2016 – 2018
PhD Student: IRTG "Baltic Borderlands", University of Greifswald

2012 – 2015
M.A. Studies: Political Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

2008 – 2012 
B.A. Studies: Political Science and Educational Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Research Interests
Data Science
IGO Studies
Border Studies
Peace and Conflict Research
Cooperation Theories
Teaching Experience

SS 2019 Tutorial for the lecture Introduction to International Relations - B.A.
- Introduction to International Political Economy - B.A.
WS 2018 Cooperation in and through International Organizations - M.A.
WS 2018 Foreign Policy Cultures and Multilateralism in Comparison: The EU and the US - B.A.
WS 2018 Cooperation in International Relations: Theory and Empirical Examples - B.A.
WS 2017 A (Very) Short Introduction to R - Staff and Faculty Members, Universität Malmö 
WS 2017 Secessionism and Irredentism: Causes and (Potential) Consequences - B.A.
WS 2016 The Foreign Policy Cultures of the Baltic Sea States - B.A.



2019 USSH - Hanoi, Vietnam
"The Baltic Sea Region: Contentious Narratives and the (re-) Construction of a Regional Security Complex"

2018 SWEPSA Annual Conference - Malmö, Sweden
"Muddy Waters: Tracing the Normative Influence of Regional IGOs on Intra-Communal Bordering"

2018 EPPC Hertie School of Governance - Sofia, Bulgaria
"Borders in International Relations" (Invited Speaker)

2017 CBEES Annual Conference - Stockholm, Sweden
"The (Political) Story of ”Protecting Nature:” Environmental Policies and Regional Identity in the Relations between Nordic Council and Baltic Assembly"

2017 SWEPSA Annual Conference - Karlstad, Sweden
"Who is Actually in Control of State Borders? The Normative Influence of Regional IGOs on Border Configurations"

2017 Annual ISA Conference - Baltimore, USA
"Norm Dependent Change of Border Permeability and Regional IGOs: Economic Exchange in the Baltic Sea Region and the South China Sea Region"

2016 ABS Europe Conference - Luxembourg, Luxemburg
"Borders in the Field of Tension between IGOs and States: A Comparison of the European Baltic Sea Region and the South China Sea Region of Southeast Asia"

2016 IRTG 'Baltic Borderlands' - Lund, Sweden
"Russia’s Contemporary Hegemonic Turn and Change in Collective Memory"