Julia Gurol is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Chair for International Relations at Freiburg University. Her dissertation dealt with European-Chinese security relations in the Middle East. Julia’s areas of expertise are international/transregionel authoritarian practices, strategic questions of Chinese foreign and security policy, social movements, regime stability and transformation as well as conflict dynamics; her regional foci are China and the Middle East. She has previously worked in a project on arms export control at the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC). Furthermore, she is a trained crossmedial journalist and has published in several German media, such as WirtschaftsWoche, Handelsblatt and WDR.
Julia holds a master degree in Political Science from the University of Bonn and a Bachelor degree in Politics, Sociology and Media Studies from the University of Düsseldorf.