Zanker, Dr. Franzisca
PhD Political Science at University of Tübingen (Dissertation Title: The Legitimisation of Peace Negotiations: A Role for Civil Society)
Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy (MA) at University of Leiden
LLB (Bachelor of Law) at Exeter University/M1 en droit européen, Université de Rennes
Head of Research Cluster "Patterns of (Forced) Migration
October 2016 -
Senior Researcher, Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute, Freiburg
Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of African Affairs, Hamburg
Research Assistant at the Overseas Development Institute, London
Research Assistant at the Department of Political Sciences, Universiteit Leiden
Internship experiences include the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities, The Hague (2010), The Association for the Prevention of Torture, Geneva (2008) and the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Kampala (2006)
Co-founder of AEGIS Collaborative Research Group African Migration, Mobility and Displacement (AMMODI)
Member of DFG-Network Migration and Im/Mobility in the Global South during a Global Pandemic
Member of German Political Science Association (GPSA)
Member of Netzwerk Fluchtforschung
Member of International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)
(2022) No hope for the ‘foreigners’: The conflation of refugees and migrants in South Africa, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, online first (with Khangelani Moyo).
(2021) Who is watching? Refugee protection during a pandemic - responses from Uganda and South Africa, Comparative Migration Studies, 9 (37) pp. 1-19 (with Khangelani Moyo and Kalyango Ronald Sebba).
(2021) African perspectives on migration: Re-centring Southern Africa, In: Migration Studies, June, online first.
(2019) The Political Influence of Return: From Diaspora to Libyan Transit Returnees, International Migration, 57(4), pp. 167-180 (with Judith Altrogge).
(2018) Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Rethinking Civil Society Involvement in Peace Negotiations, Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution; Abingdon: Routledge
(2017) Moving Beyond Hybridity: The Multi-Scalar Adaptation of Community Policing in Liberia, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 11(2), pp.166-185.
Full list of publications (Updated April 2022)
Selected Public Outreach
(2021) “Nowhere to be found”: Three Decades of UNHCR in South Africa, March 2021, Völkerrechtsblog
(2020) How to improve the migration cooperation between the EU and Africa?, April 2020, MEDAM
(2020) South Africa’s xenophobic agenda is impeding its coronavirus response, April 2020, African Arguments (with Khangelani Moyo)
(2020) The tiny African country making a big case against Myanmar, February 2020, The Lowy Institute (with Antje Missbach)
(2019) Why return from Europe is causing problems for The Gambia, 18th November, The Conversation (with Judith Altrogge).