Pleinlaan 51050 Brussels
Stephan Klose joined the Institute fore European Studies as a doctoral researcher in October 2014.
Stephan holds an MSc in Asian Studies from Lund University and a BSc in European Studies from the University of Twente.
Stephan’s research project aims at understanding how strategic dialogues between the EU and its Asian partners (China, Japan, India and South Korea) limit or enable particular representations of the EU as a political and security actor and how such representations are used by EU institutions to legitimize (an extension of) the European integration project. In his analysis Stephan will follow the discourse-historical approach of critical discourse analysis (CDA) to analyse the discursive realization of the strategic dialogues at the intersection of their internal (linguistic) and external (socio-historic) dimension