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ALMA Fellows

Altrogge, M.A. Judith

Areas of research: migration, return migration, migration policy, migration development nexus
Regional focus: West Africa, esp. The Gambia
E-mail: judith.altrogge [at]
Phone: +49 (0)170 – 9035908

Ashiabi, M.A. Eric Elikem

Areas of research: Opposition political parties and electoral reforms; Cross-border ethnic groups, contested citizenship and national identity; Social Cohesion
Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa
E-mail: ashiabielikem77 [at]

Badoux, M.A. Miriam

Areas of research: Political ethnology, urban ethnology, land tenure, corruption and anti-corruption
Regional focus: East Africa (esp. Kenya) and Central Africa (esp. Cameroon)
E-mail: Miriam.Badoux [at]

Birzle, M.A. Maike

Areas of research: Youth, life planning, (higher) education, future
Regional focus: West Africa (esp. Gambia and Burkina Faso)
E-mail: maike.birzle [at]

Fünfgeld, M.A. Anna

Areas of research: Environmental Governance, Resources and Climate Policy, Political Ecology, Socio-Ecological Conflicts, State Theories, (Neo-)Gramscianism Approaches
Regional focus: Indonesia, Brazil
E-mail: anna.fuenfgeld [at]

Jegen, M.A. Leonie

Areas of research: Migration, Externalisierung, borders
Regional focus: EU, Westafrica, esp. Ghana, Niger, Senegal
E-mail: Leonie.jegen [at]

Kenyatta, M.A. Gloria

Areas of research: Local governments and devolved governance, public participation, public administration (esp. public policy development), community development and volunteerism
Regional focus: East Africa (esp. Kenya)
E-mail: kenyattagloria [at]

Muhammad, M.A. Dilshad

Areas of research: South-north forced migration relations, local migration governance
Regional focus: Turkey, Syria
E-mail: dilshad.muhammad [at]

Neu, M.Sc. Friedrich

Areas of research: Global environmental and climate change (incl. adaptation), Resettlement, Political Ecology
Regional focus: Sub-Sahara Africa (esp. Ghana and Rwanda), Delta region
E-mail: friedrich.neu [at]
Phone: +49 (0)761 – 20354233

Ng'ang'a, M.A. Catherine

Areas of research: Peace and Security, Societal Post-Conflict Reconstruction Process and Strategies, Post-Conflict Narratives and Power, Post-Conflict Regimes, Legitimation of Post-Conflict Regimes.
Regional focus: The Horn of Africa: Ethiopia
E-mail: Nganga38.wn [at]

Ogbonna, M.A. Chinwe Beneditte

Areas of research: International relations, politics, culture, conflict, poverty, violence against women, gender equality, gender in peacebuilding and Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030
Regional focus: West Africa (esp. Nigeria)
E-mail: Chinwe.ogbonna [at]

Pavezi, M.A. Ingrid

E-mail: ingrid.pavezi [at]
Phone: +49 (0)1769020646

Then Bergh, M.A. Sarah

Areas of research: Critical and postcolonial theories of international relations, Africana Studies, Cultural Studies, German Foreign Policy and Development in Africa
Regional focus: West Africa (esp. Mali); Europe (esp. Germany)
E-mail: st874 [at]

Welter, M.Sc. Zabrina

Areas of research: Natural resource governance shifts, resource control, power struggles, post-conflict societies, environmental peacebuilding
Regional focus: Latin America (esp. Columbia)
E-mail: zabrina.welter [at]
Phone: +49 (0)173 – 3531075

Wetterich, M.A. Cita (University of Freiburg)

Areas of research: Migration and Displacement Studies, Gender and Masculinities, Security Studies Research on violence
Regional focus: North Africa, Central Mediterranean Route, Europe
E-mail: cita.wetterich [at]
Phone: +49 (0)761 888 78 24