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Members and Committees

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler
Political Science, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (Director); University of Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Gregor Dobler Ethnology, University of Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Fünfgeld Geography of Global Change, University of Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Nadja Germann Arabic Philosophy
Prof. Dr. Weertje Willms Modern German Literature

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig Ethnology, University of Cologne
Dr. Anke Graneß Philosophy, University of Hildesheim
Dr. Dag Henrichsen History, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, University of Basel
Prof. Dr. Isabelle Ihring Youth and Social Work, Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg
Dr. Wiebke Keim Sociology, SAGE, University of Strasbourg, France
Dr. Oliver Müller Caritas International (Director)
Dr. Sylvie Nantcha The African Network of Germany (Federal Chairwoman), Freiburg
Dr. Manfred Öhm Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Head of Finance & Organisation), Berlin
Prof. Dr. Julia Tischler African History, Centre for African Studies, University of Basel
Dr. Andreas Weber Baden-Württemberg Foundation (Head of Education), Stuttgart

Members (University of Freiburg)

Arnold Bergstraesser Institute

Dr. Martin Adelmann Political Science (Executive)
Dr. Helga Dickow Political Science
Dr. Tim Glawion Political Science
Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler Political Science (Director)
Dr. Franzisca Zanker Political Science


Central Resources

Dr. Antje Kellersohn
Director, University Library


Central University Administration

Dr. Verena Kremling Science Communication and Strategy
Dr. Harald Schützeichel Central Office for Technology Transfer


Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences

Prof. Dr. Günther G. Schulze
International Economic Policy


Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Fünfgeld Geography of Global Change
Prof. Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit Forest and Environmental Policy
Nicholas P. Ndlovu Forest and Environmental Policy
Friedrich Neu Geography of Global Change
Prof. Dr. Michael Pregernig
Sustainability and Environmental Governance
Désirée Schwindenhammer Sustainability and Environmental Governance
Prof. Dr. Philipp Späth Sustainability and Environmental Governance
Fafali Roy Ziga-Abortta Forest and Environmental Policy


Faculty of Humanities

Elikem Ashiabi Political Science
Prof. Dr. Manuela Boatcă
Prof. Dr. Gregor Dobler Ethnology
Franziska Ehlert Political Science
Prof. Dr. Nadja Germann Arabic Philosophy
Gloria Kenyatta Political Science
Prof. Dr. Jörn Leonhard Modern and Contemporary History of Western Europe
Chinwe Ogbonna Political Science
Prof. Dr. Sylvia Paletschek History, Prorektorin Universitätskultur
Prof. Dr. Diana Panke Political Science
Prof. Dr. Ralf von den Hoff Classical Archaeology
Dr. Tim Zajontz Political Science


Faculty of Law

Prof. Dr. Moritz Hennemann Media and information law


Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Prof. Dr. Andreas Buchleitner Theoretical Physics
Prof. Dr. Patrick Dondl Applied Mathematics


Faculty of Philology

Stephanie Boye Romance Studies
Prof. Dr. Michaela Holdenried
German Philology
Prof. Dr. Barbara Korte English Literature
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Kortmann English Studies
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Mair
English Studies
Prof. Dr. Weertje Willms Modern German Literature
Prof. Dr. Evi Zemanek Media Cultural Studies


Faculty of Theology

Prof. Dr. Klaus Baumann Theology
P. Dr. Déogratias Maruhukiro Theology


University College Freiburg (UCF)

Prof. Dr. Veronika Lipphardt
Science and Technology Studies, University College Freiburg
Dr. Sabine Sané Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Freiburg


University Medical Center

Dr. Bismark Appiah Institute of Medical Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine
Dr. Alexander Supady Interdisciplinary Medical Intensive Therapy (IMIT)

Associate members

Dr. Ekua Andrea Agha French Institute for Research in Africa
Prof. Dr. Wazi Apoh Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Accra
PD Dr. Lydia Bauer Romance Studies, University of Potsdam
Dr. Markus Bayer Bonn International Center for Conversion
Prof. Dr. Ursula Bähler Romance Studies, University of Zürich
Prof. Dr. Dr. Till Bärnighausen Heidelberg Institute for Global Health
Gideon Nlibe Bilijoe International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana, Accra
Dr. Jonas Billy Digital Long-term archiving, Archdiocese Freiburg
Dr. Isabel Bredenbröker Ethnology, University of Frankfurt a.M.
Prof. Dr. Mizeck Chagunda Animal Breeding and Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim
Prof. Dr. Innocent E. Chiluwa English Linguistics and Media/digital communications, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
Dr. Rodrigue Marcel Ateufack Dongmo French Literature, University of Dschang, Cameroon
Dr. Lamine Doumbia Social Anthropology, University of Bayreuth
Dr. Wendy Fehlner Business Economics Tourism, Hotel Business and Gastronomy, DHBW Lörrach
Dr. Yonatan N. Gez Social Anthropology & International Development, Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute (ABI) and IHEID Geneva
Dr. Annika Hampel Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hasenclever Political Science, University of Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Anke Hoeffler Politics & Public Administration, University of Konstanz
Dr. Salif Kiendrebeogo Contemporary History & History of international relations, University of Koudougou, Burkina Faso
Prof. Dr. Thomas Klinkert Romance Studies, University of Zürich
Prof. Dr. Peter Knippertz Meteorology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jacky Kosgei African Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Tübingen
Dr. Nene-Lomotey Kuditchar Political Science, University of Ghana, Accra
Dr. Frank Mattheis United Nations University - Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
Dr. Khangelani Moyo Sozialwissenschaft und Urbanistik, Unabhängiger Wissenschaftler
Prof. Dr. Miriam Nandi British literary studies in a global and postcolonial frame, University of Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Basile Ndjio Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Douala, Cameroon
Dr. Ruth K. B. Oji Applied Linguistics, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria
Dr. Olusegun Oladeinde Sociology, University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria
Dr. Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju Applied Linguistics and African Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Dr. Aïsha Othman Fachinformationsdienst Afrikastudien, University of Frankfurt a.M.
Prof. Dr. Eva Ulrike Pirker English and Comparative Literature, VUB Brussels
Ibrahima Pouye West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use; University of Lomé, Togo
Julia Rensing Centre for African Studies, University of Basel
Dr. Birgit Schreiber International Association of Student Affairs and Services, Brussels; Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, Cape Town
Prof. Dr. Simone Sommer Evolutionary Ecology & Conservation Genomics, University of Ulm
Dr. Mouhamadou Moustapha Sow German Studies, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal
Dr. Ndiémé Sow Université Assane Seck, Ziguinchor, Senegal
Dr. Odile Tendeng Peace and Conflict Research, University of Applied Sciences Esslingen; University of Dakar
Pius Jonas Vögele Centre for African Studies, Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Basel
Robert Yougbare University of Koudougou, Burkina Faso
Dr. Hawa Noor Zitzmann Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Studien, University of Bremen

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