Stephanie Winkler, Ph.D. Candidate

Stockholms universitet

Country: Sweden

About Me:

I am an associate fellow at UI’s Asia program since February 2016 and a PhD candidate at Stockholm University, interested in International Relations theory and East Asian Security Studies.I hold a M.A. in International Relations from Leiden University (2014) and a B.A. in Asian Studies, Specialization East and Central Asia, from Bonn University (2013). As part of the project “Power Shift East Asia: Soft Power analysis”, I conduct an analysis of the proliferation, performance and impact of the soft power concept in and on the United States, Japan and China.Before coming to UI, I have have been working as a lecturer at the Bachelor of International Studies Programme at Leiden University, teaching in courses such as International Politics, Politics East Asia, Economics East Asia and History East Asia.

Research Interests

Foreign Policy

Asian Politics

Political Communication

Critical Security Studies


Politics Of Concepts

Countries of Interest



United States