Sybille Reinke de Buitrago is a Non-Resident Fellow at the IFSH, as well as project manager and coordinator of the EU-funded project “VIDEOSTAR – Video-Based Strategies Against Radicalization” at the Academy of Police Sciences and Criminology in Lower Saxony. She has previously worked on projects at the University of Bremen, the IFSH, and the Institute for Security and Prevention Research at the University of Hamburg. Sybille Reinke de Buitrago earned her doctorate in 2010 with a dissertation on threat perceptions and enemy image constructions in American and German security policy. She also holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in International Affairs from American University in Washington, DC.

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Sybille Reinke de Buitrago focuses on International Relations, foreign policy, security policy, and conflict management. She is particularly interested in identity, perception, emotions, space, and discourse, as well as how these factors and their interaction shape conflict or cooperation. She analyzes regional and global conflicts and power shifts, political violence and extremism, security and risk cultures, and questions regarding knowledge production. Sybille Reinke de Buitrago also examines developments in the Arctic with respect to maritime security and governance.

Selected Publications

  • Reinke de Buitrago, Sybille. 2019.
    Conducting Qualitative Content Analysis Across Languages and Cultures.
    Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung 20 (3): 19. DOI: 10.17169/fqs-20.3.3384.
  • Reinke de Buitrago, Sybille. 2019.
    Risk Representations and Confrontational Actions in the Arctic.
    Journal of Strategic Security 12 (3): 13-36. DOI: 10.5038/1944-0472.12.3.1739.
  • Reinke de Buitrago, Sybille. 2019.
    Wie interpretieren wir: Emotionen und ihre Rolle bei der Konstruktion des (bedrohlichen) Anderen.
    Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 29 (2): 245-261. DOI: 10.1007/s41358-019-00185-4.
  • Reinke de Buitrago, Sybille. 2019.
    Visualisation and Knowledge Production in International Relations: The role of Emotions and Identity.
    Journal of International Political Theory 15 (2): 246-260. DOI: 10.1177/1755088219830117.
  • Reinke de Buitrago, Sybille. 2016.
    The role of emotions in US security policy towards Iran.
    Global Affairs 2 (2): 155-164. DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2016.1164975.