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 a post-doctural researcher at the Helmut Schmidt University, in 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, peacebuilding and liberal interventionism, with a particular regional focus on Africa. Her most recent work focuses on changing norms and practices of interventionism, interfaces of peacebuilding and military operations, inter-organisational conflict and collaboration in military operations in Africa and comparative perspectives on security governance in the Global South.


  • 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 on project “U.S. Counterinsurgency Strategy and State-building in Somalia and Iraq,” with Lars Erslev Andersen, 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 “New Approaches to Foreign Aid: Adapting to Conflict-Affected Countries and Fragile Situations,” with Finn Stepputat (for the Danish Foreign Ministry), and “Protection and (In)Security beyond the State” (funded by the Danish Ministry of Defense), 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.
  • 2011/08–12. 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).
  • 2010/06-08. Researcher on project “Collaborative Monitoring & Evaluation” (development of Program Management Framework for the International Deployment Group, Australian Federal Police), University of Queensland.
  • 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: 24. Januar 2019