Beatrice de Graaf

History of International Relations & Global Governance

Universiteit Utrecht

Beatrice A. de Graaf is Professor for the History of International Relations and Global Governance at Utrecht University. Her research interests include the history of international and national security in the West (19th-21st century), (counter) terrorism and political violence, securitization and international relations, and historical research on the development of security thinking. In 2014, she was awarded a consolidator grant from the European Research Council for her project “Securing Europe, fighting its enemies 1815-1914,” which pioneers a new multidisciplinary approach to the combined history of international relations and internal policy, aiming to “historicize security.” Recent publications include Evaluating Counterterrorism Performance. A Comparative Approach (Routledge, 2014), “Second-tier Diplomacy. Hans von Gagern and William I in their Quest for an Alternative European Order, 1813-1818” (Journal for Modern European History, 2014), and with C. Zwierlein “Historicizing Security. Entering the Conspiracy Dispositive” (Historical Social Research, 2013)