Biographies - Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) Freiburg
Miriam Bartelmann is a PhD researcher at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute (ABI) Freiburg. Her research focuses on environmental and territorial conflicts that arise on the ground of or reproduce postcolonial hierarchies. Her interests are in decolonial perspectives and transformative practices. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Islamic studies from the University of Freiburg. During her M.A. in the Global Studies Programme (GSP), she studied at the University of Freiburg, FLACSO Buenos Aires, and JNU (New Delhi).
is a student assistant for the research and encyclopaedia components of the Postcolonial Hierarchies network at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) in Freiburg. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Applied Political Science, a French-German double diploma, at the University of Freiburg. She obtained her B.A. in Applied Political Science at the Institut d’Études Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence in France and at the University of Freiburg.
is a Senior Researcher at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) in Freiburg and an Associate at the Institute of Latin American Studies at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA). Viviana completed a PhD. in Political Science with a focus on peace and conflict studies at the Philipps University of Marburg (summa cum laude) and as part of the GIGA Doctoral Programme. (mehr …)
is a Senior Researcher and Head of the Cluster ‚Contested Governance‘ at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) in Freiburg. Her current research focuses on the production of security and insecurity through transnational infrastructure masterplans, leading a project on infrastructural connections between North and Central America, and North Africa and Europe, and multi-scalar governance from a relational state theory perspective. (mehr …)
Harry Parfitt is a M.A. student of the Global Studies Programme (GSP) in Freiburg. He is conducting ethnographic research with migrant workers in the platform economy for his M.A. thesis. As a student assistant, Harry is helping to develop the Virtual Encyclopaedia in the Postcolonial Hierarchies network at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute (ABI) Freiburg.
Daniela Sauer is a B.A. student in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Freiburg. Her thesis focuses on sustainability as a performative act of social distinction. She also engages with decolonial approaches to knowledge and science communication. Daniela is a student assistant for the knowledge(s) in dialogue component of the Postcolonial Hierarchies network at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute (ABI) Freiburg.
is a Senior Researcher at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) in Freiburg where she heads the research cluster „Patterns of (Forced) Migration“. Her current research interests focus on political processes surrounding refugee and migration governance with her most recent project looking at refugee protection in South Africa and Uganda. (mehr …)
Biographies - the University of Bayreuth
Humanitarian aid has been criticized for its close connection to military interventions or long-distance governance, particularly in global south contexts. With a focus on humanitarian practice, our project looks at actors, histories, and current situations of humanitarian aid, in relation to internal procedures and external critiques to decolonize aid. (mehr …)
Sabelo’s project examines how epistemology frames ontology. His project investigates how imperial/colonial epistemes have reproduced themselves in the form of what Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak termed ‘postcolonial reason’ and how this in turn informed a very problematic postcolonial political modernity characterized by conflicts and violence related to postcolonial state-making, postcolonial nation-building and democratization. (mehr …)
Patricia’s research project examines three overlapping and interconnected issues in the minibus taxi industry in South Africa: conflict, armed violence, and gender relations. Women struggle to operate within this industry which is steeped in and constituted by violent patriarchy. It investigates the multidimensional forms of ‘everyday violence’ that women face in their attempts to navigate the minibus taxi industry: structural, systemic, symbolic, verbal, cultural, organisational, and normative. Conceptually and theoretically, the research draws on decolonial thought to enable a diagnosis of systemic and institutional violence, notably patriarchy. (mehr …)
Adam’s research for the project examines the transnational governance of violence in the Global South with a focus on African security dynamics. The project asks to what extent do Africa-led security initiatives aiming to tackle armed Islamist groups challenge postcolonial security relationships and security practices. (mehr …)
Biographies - Universität Erfurt
is a full Professor for Political Theory and Vice Director of the Center for Political Practices and Orders (C2PO) at the University of Erfurt. He holds a PhD and a Habilitation from the TU Dresden. Since 2010 he is an Editor of the Zeitschrift für Politische Theorie (German Journal for Political Theory).
is a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt. He studied political science, sociology and economics at Frankfurt’s Goethe University (1997-2003), received a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen (2008) and the venia legendi for political science from the University of Bremen (2017). Inspired by the philosophy and social theory of classical pragmatism and guided by reconstructive methods such as objective hermeneutics, Ulrich examines the rules for action that constitute world politics, be it Germany’s, NATO’s, BioNTech’s, or FIFA’s.
is a PhD researcher at the Department for International Relations at the University of Erfurt. Anna holds an LLM in Law and Politics of International Security from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and an MPhil in Justice and Transformation from the University of Cape Town. (mehr …)
is a Professor for International Relations and Director of the Center for Political Practices and Orders (C2PO) at the University of Erfurt. He holds a PhD from LMU München. He also serves as the current editor of the European Journal of International Relations and convenes the module on Economic Development at the Merian Center ICAS:MP. (mehr …)
is a PhD researcher at the Chair for Political Theory at the University of Erfurt. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Bremen and an M.A. in interdisciplinary Latin American Studies from Freie Universität Berlin. Hanna’s research interests lie particularly in postcolonial and feminist theories. Her research project is concerned with conceptions of global justice to which the complex entanglements of postcolonial hierarchies and other global inequalities can be applied.
is a Senior Research Fellow at University of Erfurt where he leads the BMBF funded project on Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace and Conflict. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg, University of Duisburg Essen and has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. (mehr …)
Biographies - Philipps Universität Marburg
is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Conflict Studies and Coordinator of the Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace & Conflict Network. His research is centered around questions of state-society relationships particularly within authoritarian contexts, reframing and reinterpreting state power through the lens of protest and societal resistance. (mehr …)