Dr Maéva Clément


Maéva Clément M.A.
+49-(0)40-6541- 3720


Visitors’ Address

Helmut Schmidt University
Building H1
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg

Postal Address

Helmut Schmidt University
Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschafen
Internationale Politik
Postfach 70 08 22
22008 Hamburg


Short biography

Maéva Clément is a Research Associate at the Institute of International Politics, Helmut Schmidt University/ the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg and a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Goethe University Frankfurt. She studied Political Science and International Relations at Sciences Po Lyon, Leipzig University, and the Sorbonne University. Her research focuses on collective emotions, political violence and extremism, international order(s), recognition and (international) political theory. In her thesis, she analyzes the role played by collective emotions in the turn to violence of major Islamist groups across Western Europe over the 2000s. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Global Discourse and Political Psychology. Recently, Maéva co-edited the volume Researching Emotions in International Relations. Methodological Perspectives on the Emotional Turn (Palgrave 2018).

Research Interests:

  • Political Violence
  • Emotion research
  • Terrorism Research and Critical Security Studies
  • International Relations Theory
  • Political Theory and Philosophy
  • Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research


Project “Terrorism and the Public(s)”

PhD thesis: Militant Islamist Groups in Western Europe: The Role of Emotion and Non-Recognition in Radicalization Processes (since September 2013)

Participation in Research Projects:

“Hero-Protector” Narratives, Project dedicated to researching the emotional Morphology of Violent Narratives, with T. Lindemann and E. Sangar (since Sept. 2014).

Women in Countering Violent Extremism, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London, Co-organization and conduct of focus group interviews in France (Nov. 2015-Jan. 2016).

Three most important publications:

Clément, M., Sangar, E., 2018. Researching Emotions in International Relations: Methodological Perspectives on the Emotional Turn. London/New York: : Palgrave Macmillan.

Clément, M., Lindemann T., Sangar, E., 2017. The ‘Hero-Protector Narrative’: Manufacturing Emotional Consent for the Use of Force. Political Psychology 38(6): 991-1008.

Clément, M., 2014. Al-Muhajiroun in the United Kingdom: The Role of International Non-Recognition in Heightened Radicalization Dynamics. Global Discourse 4(4): 428-443.

All publications

MA Level

  • Emotions in International Politics, SoSe 2016 (in English)
  • Contemporary Issues in World Politics, SoSe 2014 und 2015, WiSe 2015 (in French)

BA Level

  • “War and Modern Forms of Political Violence” (WT 2018; taught twice)
  • “War: Causes and Dynamics of Armed Conflicts” (WT 2017)
  • Introduction to Political Science, Vorlesung in SoSe 2014 und 2015 (in French)
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy, Vorlesung in SoSe 2014 und 2015 (in French)
  • Emotions in International Relations, WiSe 2014 und 2015 (in English)
  • Preparation to Sciences Po’s entrance exam, Intensivkurs SoSe 2014 und 2015 (in French)


Letzte Änderung: 20. June 2020