People

Dr.
Darlington
Ashamole
Darlington Ashamole is an African Expert who has expertise in Resource Conflict, Oil politics, Masculinity and youth Studies.
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Dr.
Simone
Claar
Simone Claar is a political scientist and research associate. She does research on issues of the global political economy, in particular on trade and development, the capitalist state and class relations, capitalist formation in the BICS, in particular South Africa. She wrote her Phd on "The Political Economy of South Africa: a class analysis in the context of the Economic Partnership Agreements negotiation" and completed in ealry 2015.
Projects: S1-A, S3-F
Jun. Prof. Dr.
Nikita
Dhawan
Nikita Dhawan is a political philosopher specialized in feminist postcolonial theory. Her research interests include transnational justice, human rights, democratization and decolonization, cosmopolitanism, globalization and migration.
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Projects: S1-D
PD Dr.
Thomas
Feldhoff
Adjunct Professor (Privatdozent) in the Department of Human Geography and Academic Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies; PhD and Habilitation in Human Geography, research focus on the political economy of energy, energy and food security, policy frameworks and institutional structures, public involvement and community empowerment.
Projects: S1-B
Dr.
Philippe
Kersting
I’m a geographer working on land issues (“land grabbing”) in different African regions. My regional focus in the AFRASO project is Benin and Madagascar.
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Projects: S1-B
Prof. Dr.
Rainer
Klump
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Projects: S2-B
Diana
Kraemer
Diana holds a Magistra Artium in Political Science, Sociology and Ethnology. Her research focuses on culture and development, new interactions and negotiations in South-Korean development discourses, South-Korean development cooperation with Africa (Ethiopia and Kenya), development theory and development politics.
Projects: S3-C
Dr.
Sandra
Manickam
Sandra Khor Manickam is a historian specialising in the history of Malaysia, especially the British colonial period of the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. She focuses on the history of anthropology of the region, indigenous peoples, and the scientific study of race and human difference. She is Junior Professor at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Goethe University of Frankfurt.
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Projects: S2-A
Birthe
Pater
Birthe Pater is a political scientist and expert in New Museums in Africa, Culture for Development, Good Governance and Cultural Policies.
Projects: S3-F
Dr.
Sebastian
Schäfer
I'm a postdoc at the econ department and project manager of the Goethe-Unibator at Goethe University of Frankfurt. I apply insights from behavioral economics and use experimental lab and field methods to study entrepreneurship and organization related topics such as overconfidence, entrepreneurial skillsets, stigma of failure, leadership, and venture boards. I did my Ph.D at the department of management and microeconomics (2008-2013). I hold a diploma degree in economics and Japanese studies from University of Tuebingen.
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Projects: S3-F
Dr.
Julia
Schwarz
Julia Schwarz is working in the field of African Studies and sociolinguistics. She is an expert on ethno linguistic and linguistic anthropology, esp. on language policy, language attitudes and postcolonial studies in Africa.
Projects: S4-A