Dr. Anne-Kathrin Kreft

Political Scientist, M.A.

 

 

Contact

Phone: +49 511/34836-27
E-Mail: Anne-Kathrin.Kreft@kfn.de

 

Current Projects:

 

Academic Career
seit 01/2024 Research associate and head of the research unit “Victimology” at KFN
10/2020 – 12/2023 Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway
03/2020 – 09/2020 Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
08/2015 – 06/2019 PhD in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg
01-04/2008; 03/2017 Field research in Colombia
08/2013 – 05/2015 PhD student in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, USA
09/2007 – 03/2010 Study of Political Science at Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA (Master of Arts)
10/2003 – 07/2007 Study of British and American Studies (KF), Text Technology (NF), University of Bielefeld (Bachelor of Arts)
09/2005 – 06/2006 International student exchange at Western Washington University

Other professional and international experience
01/2011 – 12/2012 Consultant in higher education consultancy, CHE Consult, Gütersloh (initially intern)
10/2010 – 12/2010 Intern at GIZ (assistant to the management), Lusaka, Zambia
05/2010 – 06/2010 External expert in the Governance Competence Centre, KfW Entwicklungsbank, Frankfurt am Main
06/2008 – 07/2008 Intern at the Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
06/2006 – 09/2006 Intern at the World Federation of United Nations Associations, New York, USA

Selected lectures
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. Is Sexual Violence Different? Perceptions of Exceptionalism (with I. V. Bakken, Ragnhild Nordås) – Öffentliche Vorlesung, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, September 2023
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin & Mattias Agerberg. Imperfect Victims? Civilian Men, Vulnerability and Policy Preferences
    • Workshop: Experimental Research in Post-Conflict Contexts, London (virtuell), Juli 2023
    • Human Security Lab, UMass Amherst (virtuell), Mai 2023
    • Center for Security Studies-Kolloquium, ETH Zürich, August 2022
    • Kolloquium der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Konstanz, März 2022
    • Violence, Instability and Peace Research Group, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, März 2022
  • Bakken, Ingrid Vik, Anne-Kathrin Kreft & Ragnhild Nordås. The Consequences of Sexualized Repression. Jahreskongress der Schweizerischen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft, Basel, Februar 2023
  • Schulz, Philipp, Anne-Kathrin Kreft, Heleen Touquet & Sara Martin. Self-Care for Gender-Based Violence Researchers
    • Conflict Research Society-Konferenz (virtuell), September 2022
    • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (virtuell), Mai 2022
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. Gendered Violence against Civil Society Actors in Conflict-Affected Settings. Swisspeace, Basel, März 2022
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. “This patriarchal, machista and unequal culture of ours”: Obstacles to confronting conflict-related sexual violence. Interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict Research Network (virtuell), November 2021
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. Women’s Activism Under Attack: Backlash Against Civil Society in Post-Conflict Settings. Workshop “Gendered Nature of Conflict Violence: Causes and Consequences of Violence Targeting Women,” University of Essex (virtuell), Mai 2020
  • Agerberg, Mattias & Anne-Kathrin Kreft. Sexual Violence, Gender and Public Support for Intervention in Armed Conflict
    • Jahreskongress der Schweizerischen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft, Luzern, Februar 2020
    • Michelsen Institute, Bergen, November 2019
    • Konferenz “Peace Research in Sweden”, Göteborg, September 2019
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. Challenges in Confronting Sexual Violence in Colombia. Conflict Research Society conference, Brighton, September 2019
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. The Fetishization of Sexual Violence in Conflict? Tackling Victimization and Agency. Öffentliche Veranstaltung „Gender, Diplomacy and Peace“, Göteborg, Februar 2019
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. Understanding Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Bringing Patriarchy Back In
    • NORA conference, Reykjavík, Mai 2019
    • Jahreskongress der International Studies Association, Toronto, März 2019
    • Workshop “Complexifying Gendered Victimhood During War and Transition: Gender, Vulnerabilities and Agency”, Bremen, Februar 2019
    • Konferenz der Conflict Research Society Conference, Birmingham, September 2018
    • Konferenz des European Consortium for Political Research, Hamburg, August 2018
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. Domestic and International Responses to Wartime Sexual Violence: Cross-National Statistical Analyses and Case Study Evidence from Colombia. Meeting des Research Network on Gender, Peace and Security, Oslo, September 2017
  • Agerberg, Mattias & Anne-Kathrin Kreft. Wartime Sexual Violence and Gender Quota Adoption
    • Konferenz des European Consortium for Political Research, Oslo, September 2017
    • Konferenz der Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2017
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. Beyond Victimization: Women’s Political Mobilization in Response to Wartime Sexual Violence
    • GLD Annual Conference, Hindås, April 2017
    • Conflict Research Society annual conference, Dublin, September 2016

Teaching, education and continuing education
  • Winter semester 2020-Winter semester 2023: Supervision and assessment of Master’s theses in the fields of political science, peace and conflict research and gender research at the University of Oslo
  • Summer semester 2020-Winter semester 2023: Various courses in the subject areas of political violence, gender-based violence, armed conflict, field research and qualitative methods, at B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. level at the University of Oslo
  • Guest lectures on sexual conflict violence, war and gender, and field research at B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. level
    • University of Iceland (Sept 2023)
    • Karolinska Institute, Sweden (Jan 2023; virtual)
    • Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway (May 2022, May 2019)
    • University of Basel, Switzerland (March 2022)
    • Norwegian University of Life Sciences (March 2022; virtual)
    • Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz (June 2021; virtual)
    • Technical University of Dresden (April 2021; virtual)
    • University of Bremen (May 2020; virtual)
    • Tulane University, USA (May 2020, April 2022; virtual)

Selected publications
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin & Mattias Agerberg. 2024. Imperfect Victims? Civilian Men, Vulnerability and Policy Preferences. American Political Science Review 118:1, p. 274-290. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055423000345
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. Women’s Agentive Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. (Forthcoming in Routledge Handbook of Feminism and International Relations, eds. Catherine Goetze, Khushi Singh Rathore)
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin & Mattias Agerberg. 2023. Imperfect Victims? Civilian Men, Vulnerability and Policy Preferences. American Political Science Review (Online First).
  • Agerberg, Mattias & Anne-Kathrin Kreft. 2023. Sexual Violence, Gendered Protection and Support for Intervention. Journal of Peace Research 60:5, p. 853-867.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. 2023. “This patriarchal, machista and unequal culture of ours”: Obstacles to confronting conflict-related sexual violence. Social Politics 30:2, p. 654-677.
  • Johansson, Karin & Anne-Kathrin Kreft. 2023. Peacekeeping and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. Special Issue on the 75th Anniversary of UN Peacekeeping in Global Governance 29:2, p. 185-199.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin & Robert Nagel. 2023. Sexual Violence. In: Gender and Violence against Political Actors, eds. Elin Bjarnegård, Pär Zetterberg. Temple University Press, p. 82-92.
  • Robert Nagel & Anne-Kathrin Kreft. 2023. Responses and Reactions to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. In: Gender and Violence against Political Actors, eds. Elin Bjarnegård, Pär Zetterberg) Temple University Press, p. 213-222.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin & Philipp Schulz. 2022. Political Agency, Victimhood and Gender in Contexts of Armed Conflict: Moving beyond Dichotomies. International Studies Quarterly 66:2, p. 1-11.
  • Schulz, Philipp; Anne-Kathrin Kreft; Heleen Touquet & Sarah Martin. 2022. Self-Care for Gender-Based Violence Researchers – Beyond Bubble-Baths and Chocolate Pralines. Qualitative Research (Online First).
  • Schulz, Philipp & Anne-Kathrin Kreft. 2022. Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies (Online).
  • Irgil, Ezgi; Anne-Kathrin Kreft; Myunghee Lee, Charmaine N. Willis & Kelebogile Zvobgo. 2021. Field Research: A Graduate Student’s Guide. International Studies Review 23:4, p. 1495-1517.
  • Schulz, Philipp & Anne-Kathrin Kreft. 2021. Researching Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: A Conversation between Early Career Researchers. International Feminist Journal of Politics 23:3, p. 496-504.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. 2020. Civil Society Perspectives on Sexual Violence in Conflict: Patriarchy and War Strategy in Colombia. International Affairs 96:2, p. 457-478.
  • Agerberg, Mattias & Anne-Kathrin Kreft. 2019. Gendered Conflict, Gendered Outcomes: The Politicization of Sexual Violence and Quota Adoption. Journal of Conflict Resolution 64:2-3, p. 290-317.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. 2019. Responding to Sexual Violence: Women’s Mobilization in War. Journal of Peace Research 26:2, p. 220-233. Editors’ Pick November 2019.
  • Donno, Daniela & Anne-Kathrin Kreft. 2019. Authoritarian Institutions and Women’s Rights. Comparative Political Studies 52:5, p. 720-753. Winner of James Caporaso Best Paper Award (CPS) 2019.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin. 2017. The Gender Mainstreaming Gap: Security Council Resolution 1325 and UN Peacekeeping Mandates. International Peacekeeping 24:1, p. 132-158