Dr. Louise Wiuff Moe


Louise Wiuff Moe
+49-(0)40-6541- 3792
Gebäude H1
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg

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

Louise Wiuff Moe is an associated researcher at the Helmut Schmidt University, on the project of ‘Interface Conflicts in African Security Governance’ (with the DFG-research group ‘Overlapping Spheres of Authority’). Her research combines theoretical and empirical perspectives on security governance, securitization, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, with a regional focus on Africa.  Her recent work explores changing norms and practices of interventionism; inter-organisational conflict and collaboration in peace operations in Africa and; spatializing effects of intervention activities in the Somali context.


  • PhD in Political Science and International Studies, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (PhD obtained January, 2015).
  • Master of Arts in International Studies, Department of Political Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (under an exchange agreement with the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway) (Master obtained March, 2009).
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Bachelor obtained August, 2006).


  • 2017/07 – Associated Researcher, Helmut Schmidt University, as part of the DFG project, ‘Management of Interface Conflicts in African Security Governance’
  • 2015/01-2017/06. Postdoctoral Researcher, the Peace, Risk and Violence Unit, Danish Institute for International Studies.
  • 2015/08-2016/08. Maternity leave.
  • 2010/06–2015/01. PhD in Political Science and International Studies, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 2014/06–12. Researcher on projects “Protection and (In)Security beyond the State”, and “New Approaches to Foreign Aid: Adapting to Conflict-Affected Countries and Fragile Situations,” with Finn Stepputat (for the Danish Foreign Ministry), Danish Institute for International Studies .
  • 2012/03–06. Teaching and marking, “Non Violent Change and Conflict” (undergraduate Course), School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland.
  • 2012/03-06. Researcher on the project “Working with Local Strengths: Supporting States to Build Capacity to Protect,” (funded by the Australian Responsibility to Protect Fund), Asian-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland.
  • 2011/07–12. Associated PhD Researcher with the Danish Refugee Council’s Regional Office for Horn of Africa (based in Nairobi, Kenya), with field visits to Somaliland.
  • 2010/06–2012/12. Researcher on comparative project “Addressing Legitimacy Issues in Fragile Post-Conflict Situations to Advance Conflict Transformation and Peace-Building,” University of Queensland (funded by the Berghof Foundation).
  • 2009/10–2010/06. Consultant for Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), Helsinki, and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FMI) (on joint CMI-FIIA policy research program on post-conflict state formation and peace building).
  • 09-10/2008. Research assistant with the DIASPEACE research project, coordinated by the University of Jyväskylä. Project focus: Patterns, Trends and Potentials of Diaspora Involvement in Conflict Settings.
  • 01-04/2008. Research assistant at the Academy for Peace and Development (the Decentralization team), Hargeisa, Somaliland.


Letzte Änderung: 3. Juni 2019