Kathrin Ulmer is a PhD candidate at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and a research assistant in the EU Integration Research Division at the Berlin-based think tank Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP).
During her DAAD/AICGS Fellowship in October and November 2013, Ms. Ulmer conducted interviews for her dissertation, which is supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ortwin Renn. Ms. Ulmer researches cyber risks and cybersecurity as topics in the political discourse. Her project compared political decision-makers’ communication of cyber risks in the United States and the EU and focused especially on analyzing the frames that are used to communicate these new kinds of systemic risks on both sides of the Atlantic.
From 2005 to 2011, Ms. Ulmer pursued a Franco-German course of studies in social sciences and spent also one semester at the Università degli Studi in Florence, Italy. She holds a Master’s degree in social sciences from the University of Stuttgart as well as a Master’s degree and a Diplôme from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques Bordeaux, France. Ms. Ulmer has received scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation, Forum Ebenhausen e.V. as well as the Franco-German University.
Made possible by the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt - AA)