Julia Gurol-Haller

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

  • Global authoritarianism

  • Global narratives

  • Connectivity and infrastructure


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

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

  • 2021-2022
    PI of the research project "Global autocratic collaboration in times of COVID-19" (funded by the Volkswagen-Foundation)

  • 03-04/2022
    Guest researcher at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riad (Saudi Arabia)

  • 2020
    PhD, Chair for Multilevel Governance, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

  • 03-04/2020
    Guest researcher at Tongji University, Shanghai (China)

Selection of

  • Gurol, Julia (2023):

    The authoritarian narrator: China's power-projection and its reception in the Gulf

    In: International Affairs, Vol. 99, No. 2.

  • Gurol, Julia & Schuetze, Benjamin (2023):

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

    In: International Quarterly of Asian Studies.

  • Gurol, Julia & Rodríguez, Fabricio (2022):

    Contingent Power Extension and Regional (Dis)Integration: China's Belt and Road Initiative and its Consequences for the EU

    In: Asia Europe Journal

  • 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.

  • 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.


    • Workshop „Wissenschaft in der Debatte“

      On the role of the humanities, social sciences and law in political debates. What are the functions and consequences of their involvement?


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    • Workshop "Internationalization"

      Within the framework of a one-day ideas workshop, participants would like to critically reflect on current concepts and practices of internationalization and consider where Die Junge Akademie can set priorities in this important field of science policy.


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    • Salon Sophie Charlotte 2023

      Aufklärung 2.0

      In 2023, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities will once again open its doors to the public and invite visitors to the Salon Sophie Charlotte - this year under the motto "Enlightenment 2.0. The ten members of Die Junge Akademie who joined in the summer of 2022 will participate in the Salon with their own activity.


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      Berlin-Bradenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin


    • Unspoken

      Under the title "Ungesagtes" ("Unspoken"), the five articles and one discussion deal with aspects that one would tend to contrast with and deduct from the ideal of objectivity of science as "subjective" parts. On the one hand, it is about what the researching subject brings into the scientific work in often subtle ways: own views, emotions, values, personal beliefs. On the other hand, the influence of everything subjective on human behavior is itself also a topic of research.


      Garvin Brod, Simon Wolfgang Fuchs, Julia Gurol, Sebastian Hellmeier, Viola Priesemann, Mira Sievers

      Berlin 2023

    • Kolonialität des Wissens und Asymmetrien in der globalen Wissensproduktion

      Kolloquium „A/Symmetrie — Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven“

      Der Beitrag von Julia Gurol thematisiert die kolonialen Kontinuitäten, die zu Asymmetrien in den globalen Strukturen der Wissensproduktion führen und diskutiert, in welcher Form Theorie in den Internationalen Beziehungen ihren Referenzrahmen über den sogenannten Globalen Norden hinaus expandieren und somit ihre konzeptuellen Ressourcen angesichts zunehmend globaler Herausforderungen erweitern kann.


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      18:00 — 19:30