Gisela Hirschmann was a doctoral fellow working for the research project “International Organisations and the Protection of Fundamental Rights of Individuals” from 2010 until 2015. Her research interests are in the field of International Relations, with a particular focus on the legitimacy of international organizations, institutional change, organizational learning and human rights. Her dissertation analyzed the accountability for human rights violations committed in the context of United Nations peace operations, based on a set of case studies on the operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kosovo. She obtained her PhD from the Free University Berlin in 2015, where she was a research associate at the Berlin Graduate School of Transnational Studies. Since 2015, she is a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institutein Florence, Italy.
Heupel, Monika/ Hirschmann, Gisela (2014): "Practice What You Preach. Die UN und der Schutz von Menschenrechten in Friedensoperationen und Sanktionspolitik," in: Vereinte Nationen 2014/1, pp. 9–14.