Florian Brunner

Nuffield College
MPhil International Relations

I joined Oxford as an MPhil student in International Relations in 2022. Prior to the MPhil, I completed a BSc in Political Science at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), including an Erasmus+ semester at Sciences Po Paris. In parallel, I completed a BA in Romance Philology and Economics at LMU Munich. During my undergraduate studies, I worked as a research assistant at TUM and interned with the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU.

Besides my studies, I am passionately committed to promoting equality of opportunities in higher education, including in Team Germany of Project Access and as Equality Representative at Nuffield College. Furthermore, I am a mediocre but passionate trombonist in several groups, including Green Templeton College Bigband and Musikkapelle Altötting e.V. At several occasions, I have also performed as a satirist and parodist (esp. of Bavarian politicians, book me!).

Research interests

  • Crises, governance, and funding of international organisations

  • Gender and feminist thinking

  • Political and international theory

Areas of expertise


I am fluent in German (native), English and French. I also have varying degrees of proficiency in Latin, Spanish, Galician, Russian, and Turkish.


  • Student Forum in the Tönissteiner Kreis e.V. (since 2023)

  • German Academic Scholarship Foundation (since 2019)

  • German Academic Exchange Service (2022–2024)

  • Max Weber Programme Bavaria (2019–2024)

  • German National Scholarship (2017–2019)