Larissa Greul

International Relations Network
Mansfield College
MPhil International Relations

I am an MPhil student in International Relations and a member of Mansfield College, University of Oxford as a recipient of the Adam von Trott Scholarship.

My main research interests include diplomacy and diplomatic history, international political economy and feminist theories of international relations.

Before coming to Oxford, I obtained a BA in Sociology, Politics and Economics with a minor in International Relations at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen including a semester abroad at the University of California, Berkeley. As part of my degree, I conducted two research projects on women in diplomacy and on emotions in diplomacy, for which I interviewed diplomats from the German Foreign Office. The research projects were awarded the Gips-Schüle Student Research Award and the Best Thesis Award.

During my studies, I was also president of Zeppelin University's student association and founded an initiative for first-generation students at Zeppelin University. At Oxford, I am honoured to take on the responsibility of representing the MPhil IR students as a course representative.

I have furthermore gained experience as an intern at the German Embassy in Tallinn, at the State Representation of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union in Brussels and at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.

Outside the classroom, I enjoy wild swimming, learning French and backpacking.