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Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of TampereFaculty of Social Sciences
Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI)

Frank Möller

University Researcher (yliopistotutkija)Frank Möller


Phone 00358 - (0)50 3186162

Visiting address: Linna 6075

Full list of publications:

Books and edited work:

  • Art as a Political Witness (Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2017), co-editor with Kia Lindroos
  • Visual Peace: Images, Spectatorship, and the Politics of Violence (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  • Thinking Peaceful Change: Baltic Security Policies and Security Community Building (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2007)
  • Encountering the North: Cultural Geography, International Relations and Northern Landscapes (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003), co-editor with Samu Pehkonen
  • Security Community in the Baltic Sea Region? Recent Debate and Recent Trends (Tampere: Tampere Peace Research Institute, 2003), with Unto Vesa
  • Cooperation and Conflict: Journal of the Nordic International Studies Association, co-editor, 5 volumes, 4 numbers annually, 2005-2009


"Politics and Art," Oxford Handbook Online Political Science (New York: Oxford University Press),

Academic articles:

  • "Visions of Peace in International Relations," International Studies Perspectives, forthcoming, with David Shim
  • Review of Holidays in the Danger Zone: Entanglements of War and Tourism by Debbie Lisle, Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 16, No. 1 (March 2018), pp. 291–293.
  • "Migration, Heat Maps and the Myth of Privacy," International Journal of Arts and Politics, Vol. 1 (2018), No. 1, pp. 74-86, with Rasmus Bellmer and Rune Saugmann
  • "Witnessing Violence through Photography," Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, Vol. 7 (2017), issues 2-3, pp. 264-281
  • "Colonial Wars and Aesthetic Reworking: the Artist as Moral Witness," Arts and International Affairs, Vol. 2 (2017), No. 1, pp. 13-44
  • "Visualizing Political Thinking on the Screen: A Dialogue between Von Trotta's Hannah Arendt and Its Protagonist," Journal for Cultural Research, Vol. 21 (2017), No. 2, pp. 140-156, with Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen
  • “From Aftermath to Peace: Reflections on a Photography of Peace,” Global Society, Vol. 31 (2017), No 3, pp. 315-335
  • “Engaging the Limits of Visibility: Photography, Security and Surveillance,” Security Dialogue, Vol. 44, No. 3 (June 2013), pp. 203–221, with Rune S. Andersen
  • “‘Wild Weirdness?’ ‘Gross Humbugs!’ Memory-images of the North and Finnish Photography,” Journal of Northern Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2011), pp. 29–49
  • “Photography after Empire: Citizen-photographers or Snappers on Autopilot,” New Political Science, Vol. 32, No. 4 (December 2010), pp. 501–513
  • “Rwanda Revisualized: Genocide, Photography, and the Era of the Witness,” Alternatives, Vol. 35, No. 2 (April–June 2010), pp. 113–136
  • “Das televisuelle Sterben Neda Soltanis,” Wissenschaft & Frieden, Vol. 28, No. 1 (February 2010), pp. 50–53
  • “Photography and the Approximate,” Redescriptions: Yearbook of Political Thought, Conceptual History, and Feminist Theory, Vol. 13 (2009), pp. 181–204
  • “The Looking/Not Looking Dilemma,” Review of International Studies, Vol. 36, No 4 (October 2009), pp. 781–794
  • “Visuaalinen rauhantutkimus,” Kosmopolis, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2008, pp. 7–26
  • “Friedenswissenschaft als Bildforschung,” Wissenschaft & Frieden, Vol. 26, No. 3 (August 2008), pp. 34–37
  • “Imaging and Remembering Peace and War,” Peace Review, Vol. 20, No. 1 (January–March 2008), pp. 100–107
  • “Photographic Interventions in Post-9/11 Security Policy,” Security Dialogue, Vol. 38, No. 2 (June 2007), pp. 179–196

Chapters in books:

  • "Peace," in Global Visual Politics, edited by Roland Bleiker (London: Routledge, 2018), pp. 220-223
  • "The Violence of Witnessing," in Art as a Political Witness, edited by Kia Lindroos and Frank Möller (Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2017), pp. 219-239
  • "Witnessing in Contemporary Art and Politics," in Art as a Political Witness, edited by Kia Lindroos and Frank Möller (Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2017), pp. 35-55, with Kia Lindroos
  • "The Power of Obscurity  Trevor Paglen's Geo-visual Imagination," in Photographic Powers  Helsinki Photomedia 2014, edited by Mika Elo and Marko Karo (Marc Goodwin, associate editor) (Helsinki: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, 2015), pp. 155173.
  • “Photo-activism in the Digital Age: Visions from Rio de Janeiro,” in Doing Democracy: Activist Art and Cultural Politics, edited by Nancy S. Love and Mark Mattern (Albany: SUNY Press, 2013), pp. 29–51
  • “Imaging Life after Death: Photography and the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda,” in Art and Trauma in Africa: Representations of Reconciliation in Music, Visual Arts, Literature and Film, edited by Lizelle Bisschoff and Stefanie van de Peer (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2013), pp. 131–151, with Rafiki Ubaldo
  • “Associates in Crime and Guilt,” in Ethics and Images of Pain, edited by Asbjørn Grønstad and Henrik Gustafsson (New York: Routledge, 2012), pp. 15–32
  • “Celebration and Concern: Digitization, Camera Phones and the Citizen-Photographer,” in Images in Mobile Communication: New Content, New Uses, New Perspectives, edited by Corinne Martin and Thilo von Pape (Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 2011), pp. 57–78
  • “The Humble Doodle: Graphic Novels and the Question of Urgency,” in Scared to Death: Terror and Its Manifestations in the Spheres of Art and Popular Culture, edited by Dana Arieli-Horowitz and Dafna Sering (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2010), pp. 129-149, in Hebrew
  • “Public Frames: Security, Persuasion, and the Visual Construction of the International,” in Representing Culture: Essays on Identity, Visuality and Technology, edited by Claudia Alvares (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), pp. 99–118
  • “The Implicated Spectator–From Manet to Botero,” in Terror and the Arts: Artistic, Literary, and Political Interpretations of Violence from Dostoyevsky to Abu Ghraib, edited by Matti Hyvärinen and Lisa Muszynski (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 25–40
Visiting address: Linna building, 6th floor
Postal address: TAPRI, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
FI-33014 University of Tampere, Finland
tel. +358 (0)3 355 111
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