Christoph Steinert | Student | Profiles
Christoph Steinert

Mr Christoph Steinert

Research topic:
Conflict Research, Civil Wars, Human Rights, International Organisations, Political Economy of Inequality
Degree course:

Research Themes:
United Nations Civil wars  Human rights Conflict management International ethics and global justice Violence security and conflict 

Academic Profile

Christoph Steinert is a MPhil candidate in International Relations funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation & the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. He holds a Bachelor in Political Science and Public Law from the University of Mannheim and he studied for a semester at the Trinity College in Dublin.

He volunteers as the External Relations Manager of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Network and he taught the course 'Introduction to International Relations' in the Oxbridge Summer School. He further worked as an intern at the Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, the German Institute of Global Area Studies, the Human Rights Centre of the University of Potsdam, the Mannheimer Centre for European Social Research, and the German State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg. During his undergraduate studies, he worked for three years at the chair of International Relations of Prof. Sabine Carey and assisted her in the creation of databases on murdered journalists and pro-government militias. In summer 2018, he will make an internship at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

In his free time he volunteered as national deputy head of the Student Initiative for Children and as head and press officer of an Amnesty International student groups.


Somerville College Development Award

Somerville College Alice Horsman Award


Peer-reviewed articles

Steinert, C. V. et al. Spoilers of peace: Pro-government militias as risk factors for conflict recurrence. Journal of Peace Research R&R.

Steinert, C. V. et al. 2016. Impact of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (UN-CRPD) on mental health care research – a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry 16:166.

Steinert, C. V., N. Yordanova. 2016. Alliance with the enemy: Why the CDU and The Greens formed their first coalition in a large German federal state?, German Politics 25(1): 54-72.


Steinert, C. V. 2017. United People Organization. A Vision for progress and a better world order. The Lighthouse Journal of the Oxford International Relations Society Issue 14 Hilary 2017.

Steinert, C. V. 2016. The impact of societal preferences on national monetary policy outcomes: A revival of economic pluralism. Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science 31(2): 26.52.

Steinert, C.V. 2014. Globale Verantwortlichkeit und traditionelles Souveränitätsdenken – Gründe für die Haltung zur Responsibility to Protect von nicht-westlichen Staaten“, MenschenRechtsMagazin Heft 2/2014.

Book chapter

Schilling-Vacaflor, A., C. V. Steinert. 2017. "(Neo-)Extraktivismus statt nachhaltiger Entwicklung: Grenzen des lateinamerikanischen Wachstumsmodells." In: Entwicklungstheorie von heute - Entwicklungspolitik von morgen. Burchardt et al. (ed.). Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.

Conference presentation

Centre for the Study of African Economies (Oxford): Firemen need fire: Pro-government militias as risk factors for conflict relapse. Presented in the Conflict Research Panel.