Staff

Areas of Research: Power-sharing after peacebuilding, violent conflicts, crisis prevention, German and French politics in Africa
Regional Focus: Central Africa, West Africa
Email: andreas.mehler [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Director
Areas of Research: Regional Integration, Interregionalism, Development Policy
Regional Focus: Southern Africa, SADC
Email: martin.adelmann [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Executive Manager
Areas of Research: Francophone African Literatures & Social and Cultural Anthropology, Literary Anthropology/Ethnocritique
Regional Focus: Senegal
Email: stephanie.boye [at] act.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Scientific Coordinator of ACT (Africa Centre for Transregional Research)
Email: sekretariat.abi [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Assistant of the Executive Management, Public Relations
Email: elisabeth.caruana [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Librarian
Areas of Research: Ethnic and Religious Conflicts, Conflict Regulation, Transition and Democratization, Pentecostal Churches and Religious Movements, Political Role of Churches
Regional Focus: Subsaharan Africa, esp. Chad, South Africa, Burundi
Email: helga.dickow [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Senior Researcher, Coordination Cluster Conflict and Fragility
Email: carmen.gehri [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Accounting
Areas of Research: Cultural and Science Policy / Diplomacy, International Cooperation/ International Relations, Culture and Development
Regional Focus: India and Ghana
Email: annika.hampel [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Managing Director of the Africa Centre for Transregional Research (ACT), on parental leave until 31 December 2020
Email: katharina.hanske [at] act.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Executive Director of Africa Centre for Transregional Research (ACT) at the University of Freiburg (Maternity Leave Substitute)
Areas of Research: the Production of Security and Insecurity, “war on drugs”, statehood, multiscalar governance, political economy of land conflicts, spatial theory
Regional Focus: Latin America (particularly Colombia, Mexico)
Email: alke.jenss [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Senior Researcher, Coordination Cluster Contested Governance
Areas of Research: Political Economy, Geopolitics, Industrialisation
Regional Focus: Horn of Africa, focus on Ethiopia and Djibouti
Email: benedikt.kamski [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Senior Researcher
Areas of Research: Germany and the Middle East, Pan-Movements in the Middle East, Political Islam, Islam and Nationalism, Historical Aspects of the Cyprus Conflict
Regional Focus: Middle East, Cyprus
Email: tilman.luedke [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Senior Researcher
Areas of Research: Global migration & refugee studies; Socio-legal dimensions of irregular & forced migration in Southeast Asia; Diaspora politics & long-distance nationalism; Trafficking in persons, human smuggling & related transnational crimes in Asia-Pacific region
Regional Focus: Southeast Asia, mainly Indonesia
Email: antje.missbach [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Senior Researcher
Areas of Research: Migration, Theory of International Relations, Regional Cooperation (ASEAN), Global Governance, Social Movements
Regional Focus: Southeast Asia
Email: stefan.rother [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Senior Researcher
Areas of Research: Development Policy, Disability Studies, Traditional Medicine
Regional Focus: South Asia, India
Email: asianstudies [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Editorial Manager of the International Quarterly for Asian Studies
Areas of Research: external intervention and attempts at 'democracy promotion', transregional authoritarian entanglements, processes of democratisation, economic liberalisation, military collaboration, renewable energy projects
Regional Focus: Middle East (particularly Lebanon and Jordan)
Email: benjamin.schuetze [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Senior Researcher at the University of Freiburg, Dept. Political Science, Chair Prof. Mehler
Email: melanie.spoeri [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Assistant of Administration
Areas of Research: Democratization, Transformation, Authoritarian practices, Political Institutions, Governance, EU foreign and security policy, Euro-Mediterranean relations
Regional Focus: Middle East and North Africa
Email: jan.voelkel [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Senior Researcher
Areas of Research: Migration and Displacement Studies, Gender and Masculinities, Security Studies Research on violence
Regional Focus: North Africa, Central Mediterranean Route, Europe
Email: cita.wetterich [at] unibas.ch
Position: Researcher at the University of Freiburg, Dept. Political Science
Areas of Research: Migration governance, peace processes, civil society
Regional Focus: Sub-Sahara Africa
Email: franzisca.zanker [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Position: Senior Researcher, Head of Cluster 'Patterns of (Forced) Migration'