Dr. Tim Griebel

Dr. Tim Griebel

  • Job title: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
  • Organization: Department of Political Science
  • Working group: Chair of Political Science I (Prof. Dr. Sturm)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-29006
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-22371
  • Email: tim.griebel@fau.de
  • Website:
  • Address:
    Kochstr. 4
    91054 Erlangen
    Room 00.026
  • Office hours: Sprechzeiten:
    Weekly Mon, 15:00 - 16:00, Room 00.026,

 

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  • Theories of International Relations
  • German-American Security Relationship
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Discourse Theory and Discourse Analysis
  • Corpus-Assisted Discourse Analysis
  • Media Studies
  • Cultural Political Economy
  • Austerity Studies

Abstract

Austerity is hotly debated topic within the social sciences. It cannot be reduced to spending cuts, but has to be understood as a complex social phenomenon with consequences for mental health and well-being, social equality, politics and everyday life. Some observers therefore, speak of an “age of austerity”. Although the relevance of austerity is without doubt, the understandings of this phenomenon diverge dramatically. Whereas supports argue that austerity is a rational recipe for indebted societies back to fiscal sustainability and economic growth, critics see in austerity a dangerous neoliberal idea that threatens human growth. As social reality is always mediated, media play a central role within the struggle between different evaluations and constructions of austerity. Not only language, but also images play an important role within this genre. But despite radical social constructivists assertions an analysis of austerity cannot be reduced to the form of texts and images alone. On the contrary, we have to think about the role of material conditions as well because they to a large extent help us to understand the forces behind semiotic forms. The philosophical underlabourer of Critical Realism in general of the Cultural Political Economy (CPE) approach in particular try to decode this relationship between semiotic forms and material forces that is also prominently discussed these days under the heading of “new materialism”. By incorporating the material social psychology of Erich Fromm as well as the work on multimodality from a theoretical and a methodological perspective, CPE shall be developed further so that an elaborated corpus assisted critical realist discourse analysis enables a deeper understanding of austerity in the United Kingdom and Germany during the era of neoliberalism.

Supported byEmerging Talents Initiative (ETI)

Time frame: 2017-2018

Funding Amount:  € 12,821

Project team: Dr. Tim Griebel, Prof. Dr. Stefan Evert, Fabian Fischer (student assistant), Rebecca Henle (student assistant)

Abstract

Austerity is hotly debated topic within the social sciences. It cannot be reduced to spending cuts, but has to be understood as a complex social phenomenon with consequences for mental health and well-being, social equality, politics and everyday life. Some observers therefore, speak of an “age of austerity”. As social reality is always mediated, media play a central role within the struggle between different evaluations and constructions of austerity. The international and interdisciplinary 5-day workshop „Texts and Images of Austerity in Britain. A Multimodal Multimedia Analysis“ that will take place from 25.09.-29.09.2017 at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg will bring together researchers from the computational and social sciences to analyse the discursive constructions of austerity manifested in text and visual form in printed media and on Twitter.

Central questions here are for example, the ontological, epistemological and methodological possibilities and limits of interdisciplinary research; the possibility to create computational tools according to research needs in the social sciences; the interplay of texts and images in the construction of austerity; the possibility to combine quantitative and qualitative methodologies; the relationship between printed and social media; the ideas, actors, emotions and geographies addressed in the British austerity discourse as well as the possibilities to transfer the results of the workshop to other cases (e.g. Brexit).

To have a really transdisciplinary collaboration on these and other questions, everyone of the approximately 25 participants will work with the same corpus that is provided by the research team in Erlangen. The common corpus consists of approximately 20,000 texts from The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph and nearly 400 photographs found within these in the years 2010 to 2016 as well as a sample of Twitter messages for the period under investigation. Based on this multimodal multimedia corpus individual presentations and the work in groups will alternate. The small number of participants makes it possible to advance urgent themes in the Social Sciences and the Computational Social Sciences on a (meta-)theoretical and practical level.

More information about the event can be found on the workshop website.

Research Team: Dr. Tim Griebel, Prof. Dr. Stefan Evert, Philipp Heinrich, Kristina Chmelar, Fabian Fischer, Sophie-Marie Himmler, Rebecca Henle, Karolina Kohl.

Gefördert von: Emerging Talents Initiative (ETI), Universitätsbund, und Visiting Professorship Programme.

Zeitraum: 2017

Fördersumme:  € 3.900 (Visiting Professorship Programme), € 11.327 Euro (Universitätsbund)

Projektteam: Dr. Tim Griebel, Prof. Dr. Stefan Evert, Fabian Fischer (studentische Hilfskraft), Rebecca Henle (studentische Hilfskraft)

  • Griebel, Tim (forthcoming): The Cultural Political Economy of Austerity in Germany. In: Sturm, Roland/Griebel, Tim/Winkelmann, Thorsten (eds.): Austerity and its Social and Political Consequences. Sonderband 9 der Zeitschrift für Politik.
  • Sturm, Roland/Griebel, Tim/Winkelmann, Thorsten (forthcoming): Austerity: A Journey to an Unknown Territory. In: Sturm, Roland/Griebel, Tim/Winkelmann, Thorsten (eds.): Austerity and its Social and Political Consequences. Sonderband 9 der Zeitschrift für Politik.
  • Griebel, Tim/Schneider, Georg (forthcoming): Fußball ist unser Leben – Zum Bombenanschlag auf den BVB-Mannschaftsbus. In: GWP 3/2017.
  • Griebel, Tim (2017): Die kulturelle politische Ökonomie von Austerität in Großbritannien. Gedanken auf dem Weg zu einer multimodalen kritisch-realistischen Diskursanalyse. In: Sturm, Roland/Griebel, Tim/Winkelmann, Thorsten (eds.): Austerität als gesellschaftliches Projekt, Wiesbaden: Springer VS. pp. 45-69.
  • Sturm, Roland/Griebel, Tim/Winkelmann, Thorsten (2017): Einleitung. In: Sturm, Roland/Griebel, Tim/Winkelmann, Thorsten (eds.): Austerität als gesellschaftliches Projekt, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 1-13.
  • Griebel, Tim (2016): Liebe und Macht in der deutsch-amerikanischen Sicherheitsbeziehung 2001-2003. Eine kritisch-realistische Diskursanalyse. Bielefeld: transcript.
  • Griebel, Tim (2015b): Zwischen Taschenmesser und Tiefbohrer – Eine korpuslinguistische kritisch-realistische Diskursanalyse von Solidarität in der deutsch-amerikanischen Sicherheitsbeziehung. In: Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung  (2015/3), pp. 273-294.
  • Griebel, Tim (2015a): Deutsche Solidarität innerhalb der deutsch-amerikanischen Sicherheitsbeziehung – Eine Textanalyse mit Tiefgang. In: Jesse, Eckhard/Sturm, Roland (eds.): Demokratie in Deutschland und Europa. Geschichte, Herausforderungen, Perspektiven, Berlin: Dunker & Humblot, pp. 59-77.
  • Griebel, Tim (2012): Steuer-CDs kaufen oder ein Abkommen schließen? Deutschland debattiert über den Umgang mit deutschem Schwarzgeld in der Schweiz. In: Gesellschaft – Wirtschaft – Politik (GWP) 61 (4), pp. 527-534.
  • Chmelar, Kristina / Griebel, Tim (2009): Staat oder Markt? In Zeiten der Krise diskutiert die Welt über Sinn und Rechtmäßigkeit staatlicher Beihilfen für Unternehmen. In: Gesellschaft – Wirtschaft – Politik (GWP) 58 (1), pp. 127-136.
  • Griebel, Tim / Stör, Patrik (2008b): „Risikotechnologie“ oder „Ökoenergie“? Im Sommer 2008 diskutiert Deutschland über den Ausstieg aus der Kernenergie. In: Gesellschaft – Wirtschaft – Politik (GWP) 57 (3), pp. 411-419.
  • Griebel, Tim / Stör, Patrik (2008a): Recherche im Internet zu Hartz-IV-Reformen. In: Gesellschaft – Wirtschaft – Politik (GWP) 57 (4), pp. 563-571.

Summer 2018

  • The Political System of the USA. A Discourse Analytical Introduction
  • Austerity in the United Kingdom. An Interdisciplinary Media Analysis (with Stefan Evert and Finn Dammann)

Winter 2017/18

  • Austerity in the United Kingdom. An Interdisciplinary Media Analysis (with Stefan Evert and Daniel Schäber)
  • Introduction to the Political System of the USA
  • It’s The Mediated Economy, Stupid! An interdisciplinary Media Analysis of Austerity in the United Kingdom (with Stefan Evert)

Summer 2017

  • Introduction to the Political System of the USA

Winter 2016/17

  • The Europeanization of German Politics (with Thorsten Winkelmann)
  • International Crises and Theories of International Relations
  • Its’ the Economy, Stupid! Introduction the Global Political Economy
  • Germany’s Political System (with Thorsten Winkelmann, Wolfram Ridder, Alexander Niedermeier)
  • Introduction to the Political System of the USA

Summer 2016

  • American Government. Myths and Realities
  • Qualitative Methods in International Relations
  • Theories of International Relations

Winter 2015/16

  • Kiss, Kiss. Bang, Bang. The Evolution of the German-American Security Relationship
  • Understanding Uncle Sam. Introduction to American Government

Summer 2014

  • Tutorial for Methods of Social Research for Political Scientists

Winter 2013/14

  • Theories of International Relations

Summer 2013

  • International Politics – An Introduction to Newer Debates

Summer 2011

  • The USA: On the Road to a Post-Racial Society? Changing Inter-Ethnic Relations and Racism from George Washington to Barack Obama (with Alexander Niedermeier)

Winter 2010/11

  • Foundations, Structures and Problems of International Relations: Introduction and Overview (with Alexander Niedermeier
  • Integration and Dualism in the European Foreign- and Security Policies: The Example of French, British and German Middle East Policies since 1945 (with Alexander Niedermeier)
  • 10/2016-today:
    Assistant Professor, Chair of Political Science I, Institute for Political Science, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 10/2015-09/2016:
    Research Assistant,  Institute for Political Science, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 10/2013-09/2014:
    Lecturer,  Institute for Political Science, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 04/2013-09/2013:
    Research Assistant, Chair of Political Science I, Institute for Political Science, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 03/2012-09/2012:
    Assistant, Change&Communication, HUK-COBURG-Building Association
  • 01/2016:
    WordSmith-Workshop with Mike Scott, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 10/2012–02/2016:
    PhD in Political Science, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 06/2013–10/2015:
    Doctoral Research Group „Democracy in Europe“, Hanns Seidel Foundation
  • 10/2012–09/2015:
    PhD Scholarship, Hanns Seidel Foundation
  • 02/2015:
    Survey Design, ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, Bamberg
  • 10/2014–01/2015:
    Introduction in Human Resource Management, Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern, Deggendorf
  • 07/2013:
    Depth Hermeneutics and Dispositif Analyse, Berlin
  • 08/2009–05/2010:
    Exchange Student, PhD-Programm „Political Science“, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • 10/2005–02/2012:
    Diploma in Political Science, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 10/2016–today:
    Erasmus Programme Coordinator, Chair of Political Science I, Institute of Political Science, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 11/2012–today:
    Bard of Directors “Alumni Politikwissenschaft Erlangen” (APE) e.V.
  • 11/2012–11/2014:
    Driver, Erlanger Tafel
  • 05/2000–06/2007 + 07/2011–12/2013
    Youth Leader, Evangelical Church of Scheuerfeld-Weidach
    07/2011 – 09/2013:
    Organisation of a Multicultural Football Training