Articles by Gabriella Gricius

09 2021

Threats to states’ identity are equally important as threats to state borders

Gabriella Gricius
States face not just threats to their physical security, but also to their sense of self and biographical continuity. This is what we call securitisation. Understanding the process of securitisation can uncover taken-for-granted colonial and imperial influences that would otherwise remain hidden, writes Gabriella Gricius
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Gabriella Gricius
PhD Student, Colorado State University / Graduate Fellow, North American and Arctic Security and Defense Network

Gabriella also acts as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and was recently selected as an InTERFEWS Trainee.

She is a Fellow at NAADSN's Geopolitics Intensive 2021 Spring College.

Gabriella’s research focuses on Russian studies, Arctic politics, securitisation, and ontological security theory.

In her spare time, she writes for a variety of online publications including Foreign Policy, Responsible Statecraft, and Modern War Institute.

She also co-produces the podcast Disrupt, which aims to introduce audiences to the critical school of theories in International Relations.

Gabriella received her MA in International Security from the University of Groningen, her BA in International Relations from Boston University, and a Certificate in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

She is fluent in German and English and working towards fluency in Russian and Dutch.

Follow her on Twitter @ModernFledgling

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