Carmen Wunderlich

Carmen Wunderlich is a Senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Duisburg-Essen in the department of International Relations and Development Policy.

At Peace Research Center Prague, she is part of the research group focused on Arms control, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament.

Latest Publications

MÜLLER, Harald - WUNDERLICH, Carmen . Not lost in contestation: How norm entrepreneurs frame norm development in the nuclear nonproliferation regimeContemporary Security Policy. 2018, , 1-26. DOI: 10.1080/13523260.2017.1394032. ISSN 1352-3260.

GERTHEISS, Svenja - HERR, Stefanie - WOLF, Klaus Dieter - WUNDERLICH, Carmen, eds. Resistance and Change in World Politics. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-50444-5.

GEIS, Anna - WUNDERLICH, Carmen . The good, the bad, and the ugly: Comparing the notions of ‘rogue’ and ‘evil’ in international politics. International Politics. 2014, 51(4), 458-474. DOI: 10.1057/ip.2014.19. ISSN 1384-5748

Research focus

In her research, Carmen Wünderlich focuses on global norm dynamics, particularly regarding the control of weapons of mass destruction; nuclear disarmament as well as – most recently –  (de-)radicalization processes in the context of violent extremism.

She is particularly interested in practices of contestation and resistance towards the ‘ruling’ normative order and in the social construction of enemy images, such as the “rogue state” concept.


Carmen Wunderlich studied Political Science, Philosophy and German Language and Literature Studies, and received her Ph.D. from Goethe University Frankfurt. She was a visiting scholar at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) in Vienna, Austria.