Faculty Profile for Dr. Franziska Newell
Biography and EducationDr. Franziska Boehme joined Texas State University the fall 2019 semester as an assistant professor. Her research and teaching concentrate on international law and human rights with a substantive focus on international criminal law, international courts, and memory politics. Her book, State Behavior and the International Criminal Court: Between Resistance and Cooperation (Routledge 2022), charts compliance and resistance to the ICC as a continuum and seeks to explain these state behaviors as well as the Court’s response to them.
Dr. Boehme's research has been supported through a Small Research Grant from the American Political Science Association, a Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation and a research grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Transitional Justice, Global Studies Quarterly, the International Journal of Human Rights, The Journal of Human Rights, and the Journal of International Organizations Studies.
Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Boehme completed her Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural European and American Studies at Martin Luther University and her Master of Arts in American Studies at the University of Leipzig. In 2011 she moved to Syracuse, NY where she earned her second Master of Arts degree in Political Science and in 2017 she completed her Ph.D. Prior to joining Texas State, she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
Teaching InterestsAt Texas State, she teaches classes on human rights and international law and organizations.
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Boehme, F. (2022). Normative Expectations and the Colonial Past: Apologies and Art Restitution to Former Colonies in France and Germany. Global Studies Quarterly, 2(4). Retrieved from https://academic.oup.com/isagsq/article/2/4/ksac053/6753236
- Boehme, F. (2022). State Behaviors and the International Criminal Court: Between Cooperation and Resistance. Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/State-Behavior-and-the-International-Criminal-Court-Between-Cooperation/Boehme/p/book/9781032019192
- Boehme, F. (2020). Reactive Remembrance: The Political Struggle over Apologies and Reparations between Germany and Namibia for the Herero Genocide. The Journal of Human Rights.
- Boehme, F. (2018). Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: State Rhetoric about the International Criminal Court. International Journal of Human Rights, 22, 420–445.
- Boehme, F. (2017). ‘We Chose Africa’: South Africa and the Regional Politics of Cooperation with the International Criminal Court,”. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 11, 50–70.
- Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (Assistant Professor Level), Texas State University. February 2022 - Present
- Award / Honor Recipient: Cohn Award, Political Science Department, Syracuse University. 2016
- Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Syracuse University. 2016
- Award / Honor Recipient: Meiklejohn Award, Political Science Department, Syracuse University. 2013
- Boehme, Franziska. Small Research Grant, American Political Science Association, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1800. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
- Newell, Franziska B. Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: September 15, 2023, Funded: May 30, 2024 - August 15, 2024). Grant.
- Boehme, Franziska. Travel Grants, International Studies Association, $900. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
- Boehme, Franziska. Provost’s Professional Papers Fund, Gettysburg College, $1800. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
- Boehme, Franziska. Provost’s Professional Papers Fund, Gettysburg College, $1800. (Funded: 2017). Grant.
Selected Service Activities
ISA, Human Rights Section, Program Co-Chair
March 1, 2023-April 30, 2024
MSC Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA), Texas A&M
October 1, 2023-Present
Artificial Intelligence and Teaching
April 28, 2023-Present
Co-Advisor of student group
Supporting Women in Political Science
ISA Human Rights Section Board
March 30, 2022-March 30, 2024