Department of International Relations

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Mrs Laura Jung

Post:Doctoral Tutor (International Relations)
Other posts:Research student (International Relations)
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I am a PhD candidate in international relations. My doctoral research, supervised by Cynthia Weber and Synne Dyvik, is located at the intersection of queer/feminist international and political theory, critical disability studies, history, and sociology, and investigates imbrications of psychiatry, embodiment, and sovereignty. Specifically, I am interested in relationships between sovereign states and psychiatry, or the ways in which the psy disciplines operate to cohere national collectives.

My doctoral research is funded by studentships from the SeNSS ESRC DTP and and Sussex School of Law, Politics and Sociology. 


Doctoral Tutor

Member of the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research (SCSR)

Editor at Sentio Journal:


BA (Hons) History and Sociology, Goldsmiths

MA Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin


Paper: "Caring for the Human, Crafting the State - the Hysteria Diagnosis in Germany, 1916-1920"

Presented at the NORA Conference, University of Iceland, May 2019


Paper: Feeble-Minded, Perverse, Hysteric: German State(s) and Psychiatry"

Presented at the Doing IPS Seminar Series, King's College London, March 2019


Paper: "Caring for the Human, Crafting the State: An Analysis of the Treatment of ‘Failed Soldiers’ in late Wilhelmine and early Weimar Germany"

Presented at BISA Historical Sociology PhD Workshop, University of Sussex, December 2018


Paper: "Queering Anarchy - Reading Fragmented Bodies and Ludic Time in Hobbesian States of Nature"

Presented at the Cambridge Graduate Political Thought and Intellectual History Conference, May 2016