Julia Gurol

Political Science/International Relations
Year 2022

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Seminar für Wissenschaftliche Politik

Rempartstraße 15
79085 Freiburg

Portrait of Julia Gurol. She has short, dark blonde hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a black blouse.
Photo: Peter Himsel

Research areas

  • China's international relations and political economy

  • Transregional authoritarian practices

  • Global narratives

  • Connectivity and infrastructure


  • since 10/2020
    Postdoctoral Researcher & Lecturer, Executive Managing Assistant, University of Freiburg, Chair for International Relations

  • 10/2017–09/2020
    Research Associate & Lecturer, University of Freiburg, Chair for Multilevel Governance

  • since 10/2018
    Associate Researcher, Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO)

  • 09/2015–09/2016
    Project Assistant, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

  • 10/2015–09/2017
    MA Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn
    Second Degree Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Bonn

  • 10/2011–06/2014
    BA Social Sciences, University of Düsseldorf


  • Gurol, Julia (2022):

    The EU-China Security Paradox: Cooperation Against all Odds?

    Bristol, UK: Bristol University Press.

  • Gurol, Julia; Zumbrägel, Tobias & Demmelhuber, Thomas (2022):

    Elite Networks and the Transregional Dimension of Authoritarianism: Sino-Emirati Collaboration in Times of a Global Pandemic.

    In: Journal of Contemporary China. DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2022.2052444.

  • Gurol, Julia & Schuetze, Benjamin (im Erscheinen):

    Infrastructuring Authoritarian Power: Arab-Chinese Transregional Collaboration Beyond the State.

    In: International Quarterly of Asian Studies.

  • Grimmel, Andreas & Gurol, Julia (2021):

    Beyond the Duality of Normativity and Pragmatism: A Practice-Based Reading of European and Chinese Foreign Policy.

    In: European Review of International Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 327-352.

  • Gurol, Julia & Wetterich, Cita (2020):

    Feldforschung in sensiblen Sicherheitskontexten: Einblicke aus China und dem südlichen Mittelmeerraum.

    In: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 1-15, DOI: 10.5771/0946-7165-2020-2-1.

  • Gurol, Julia (2020):

    Beyond Dichotomy? Towards Conceptual and Theoretical Variety in EU-China Research.

    In: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft. DOI: 10.1007/s41358-020-00226-3.

  • Gurol, Julia & Starkmann, Anna (2020):

    New Partners for the Planet? The European Union and China in International Climate Governance from a Role-Theoretical Perspective.

    In: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 518-534. DOI: 10.1111/jcms.13098.

  • Gurol, Julia (2020):

    The Roles of the EU and China in the Security Architecture of the Middle East.

    In: Chinese Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1. DOI: 10.1080/25765949.2020.1728969.