Dr. Gabriela A. Frei

Research Assistant and Lecturer at the Chair for Contemporary History and International Relations

Dr. Gabriela A. Frei

Research Profile

European History of the Twentieth Century in a Global Context
History of International Law and International Relations of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Sea Power, Law of the Sea, and Maritime Strategy
Diplomacy and International Politics of Great Britain, USA, and Germany

Research Profile

Gabriela A. Frei is a research assistant and lecturer at the Chair for Contemporary History and International Relations (Professor Marc Frey) at the German Armed Forces University, Munich. She studied history, constitutional law, and English literature at the University of Bern and was awarded a DPhil in History at the University of Oxford in 2013 with a thesis entitled ‘Great Britain, International Law, and the Evolution of Maritime Strategic Thought, 1815-1914’. After her studies, she received a Brandon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. After that she was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford, and she held a Post-Doc position at the Centre de droit international at the Université libre de Bruxelles, funded by the Wiener-Anspach Foundation.

In her research, she is interested in European history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from a comparative and transnational perspective. Thematically, she focuses on the history of international politics of Great Britain in comparison to German and American history, the history of international law and international relations, particularly the laws of naval warfare and maritime strategy, as well as global networks of international organisations.

About Dr. Frei

Publications

Monographs

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Great Britain, International Law, and the Evolution of Maritime Strategic Thought
1856 - 1914
Oxford University Press: Oxford 2020


 

Guest Editor

cover_europeanjournal_100x153.jpgSymposium: International Law and the First World War
European Journal of International Law 29 (2018)

 



Articles (peer-reviewed)

  • How to Wage Economic Warfare in a Globalised Economy? The Discussions about the Foundation of an International Prize Court, 1880 – 1914, in Peer-Review

  • International Law and the First World War: Introduction, in: European Journal of International Law 29, No.1 (2018), 229-232

  • The Foreign Enlistment Act, International Law, and British Politics, 1819 – 2014, in: International History Review 38 (2016), 636-656 (zusammen mit Nir Arielli and Inge Van Hulle)

  • Great Britain, Contraband and Future Maritime Conflict, 1885-1916, in: Francia. Forschungen zur Westeuropäischen Geschichte 40 (2013), 409-418

Book chapters

  • Legal Advisers, the Foreign Office, and Britain’s Neutrality Policy, 1870 – 1914, in: Crafting the International Order. Practitioners and Practices of International Law since c. 1800, ed. by Marcus Payk and Kim Christian Priemel, Oxford: Oxford University Press, im Erscheinen 2021

  • Law of the Sea Negotiations, in: Encyclopedia of Diplomacy, ed. by Gordon Martel, Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2018

  • Institut de droit international and the Making of Law for Peace (1899-1917), in: Les défenseurs de la paix (1899 – 1917), ed. by Rémi Fabre, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018, 127-138

  • Freedom and Control of the Seas, 1856 – 1919, in: The Sea in History/La mer dans l’histoire. The Modern World/La période Contemporaine, Volume 4, ed. by N.A.M. Rodger, Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 2017, 59-69

  • Stratégie maritime britannique, loi internationale et contrôle de la mer (1856 – 1914), in: La maritimisation du monde de la préhistoire à nos jours: enjeux, objets et methods, ed. by GIS d’histoire maritime, Paris: Presses de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2016

  • Prize Laws in the War of 1812, in: Broke of the Shannon and the War of 1812, ed. by Tim Voelcker, Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing, 2013, 51-56

Research

Funded Projects

  • Second book (Habilitation): ‘Ordering the World after 1919’ (funded by the British Academy, 2014-2018)

Other Projects

  • Member of the Research Network History of Blockades in the Twentieth Century, organised by Prof. Alan Kramer, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and Prof. Jonas Scherner, NTNU, Norway

  • Member of the Research Network of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Visions of Global Order: Peace, Law and Security after the First World War, organised by Prof. Christian Tams and Prof. Peter Jackson, University of Glasgow, UK

  • Article contribution for the Handbook project International Law and History: Eastern Europe in a Global Perspective, organised by the Leibniz Institute for History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig, Germany

Teaching

Dr. Gabriela A. Frei lectures on British and European history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from a global perspective, on the history of international organisations, diplomacy, and international politics, as well as on the history of international law. The courses cover a wide range of themes, offered as survey courses or as thematically focused courses to gain a more in-depth knowledge about a theme. For current courses, please consult the curriculum:

Functions

Memberships

  • American Historical Association

  • American Society of International Law

  • Arbeitskreis Großbritannien-Forschung e.V.

  • Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V.

  • European Society of International Law

  • International Commission on Military History

  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte

  • Society for the History of American Foreign Relations

  • Society for Military History

  • United States Commission on Military History

Reviewer

  • Peer-Reviewer for the German Yearbook of International Law

  • External Reviewer for Research Foundation – Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen, FWO), Belgium

  • Reviewer for the publishers Oxford University Press and Routledge

CV

Academic Positions

2020

  • Research Assistant and Lecturer at the Chair for Contemporary History and International Relations, German Armed Forces University, Munich, Germany
2018 - 2020
  • Associate Member, Faculty of History, University of Oxford, UK
  • Coordinator and Organisator, Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, UK
2014 - 2018
  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of History, University of Oxford, UK
2018
  • Teaching Fellow, Europaeum, University of Oxford, UK
2015 - 2016
  • Postdoctoral Researcher der Fondation Wiener – Anspach, Université libre de Bruxelles, BE
2013 - 2014
  • Brandon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, UK
2013 - 2015
  • UK Educational Coordinator, Vimy Foundation, Montréal, Canada
2011
  • Tutor in History, OPUS Programme, University of Oxford, UK
2009
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Oxford, UK
2006 - 2007
  • Research Assistant for the SNF-Project „Militärzeitschriften, 1890 – 1914“, University of Bern, CH
2004 - 2006
  • Teaching and Research Assistant in Modern History, University of Bern, CH
2002 - 2004
  • Tutor in Modern History, University of Bern, CH

Prizes and Awards

2014 - 2018
  • British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Oxford, UK
2015 - 2o17
  • British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant, University of Oxford, UK
2015 - 2016
  • Bourse Postdoctorale, Fondation Wiener – Anspach, Université libre de Bruxelles, BE
2013 - 2014
  • Visiting Research Fellowship, Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford, UK
2013 - 2014
  • Brandon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, UK
2012
  • Scholar at the International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law (funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung), Universität Osnabrück, DE
2011
  • Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship, United States Naval War College, Newport, RI, USA
2012
  • Simms Fund Bursary and University Fund, Merton College and University of Oxford, UK
2012
  • Guy Hudson Postgraduate Grant, Guy Hudson Memorial Trust, Oxford University Navy Unit, UK
2011
  • Brettschneider Scholarship, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
2009
  • West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, USA
2008
  • Postgraduate Student Bursary in Defence and Security Studies, Royal Navy, UK
2007 - 2011
  • Greendale Postgraduate Scholarship, Merton College, Oxford, UK

On campus

Bundeswehr University Munich
Faculty of Public Affairs and Social Sciences

Department of History

Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39

Building 33, Room 3273
85579 Neubiberg

Tel.: +49 89 6004 3005
gabriela.frei ( at ) unibw.de

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