Dr. Lisa Hoffmann


Dr. Lisa Hoffmann

  • Kurzer Lebenslauf

    • Seit 10/2023: Assoziierte wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am GIGA Institut für Afrika-Studien
    • 04/2021 - 09/2023: Stellv. Gleichstellungsbeauftragte am GIGA
    • 11/2020 - 09/2023: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Project “Religion for peace: identifying conditions and mechanisms of interfaith peace” gefördert von der DFG
    • 2018 - 09/2023: Research Fellow am GIGA Institut für Afrika-Studien
    • 2016 - 2021: Doctoral Researcher im GIGA Doktorandenprogramm
    • 2017 - 2020: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Fachbereich VWL an der Universität Hamburg
    • 02/2020 - 06/2020: Co-convenor der Interdisciplinary Fellow Group “Sustainable rural transformation” am Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) in Accra, Ghana gefördert vom BMBF
    • 10/2019 - 12/2019: Feldforschung in Liberia im Projekt “Large-scale land acquisitions, rural change and social conflict” gefördert von BMZ und BMBF
    • 10/2019 - 12/2019: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Projekt “Religion, conflict, and sustainable peace: identifying causal conditions and conclusions for development cooperation” gefördert vom BMZ
    • 10/2016 - 12/2017: Research Fellow am GIGA Institut für Asien-Studien
    • 03/2017 und 07/2017: Feldforschung im Rahmen des Projektes "Motor oder Bremse? Der Einfluss von Religion auf nachhaltige Entwicklung" in Ghana und Tansania
    • 2015: Heinz Nixdorf Stipendium zur Förderung der Asien-Pazifik-Erfahrung deutscher Nachwuchsführungskräfte (7-monatiger Auslandsaufenthalt in Vietnam)
    • Studium: PhD in Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Hamburg; M.Sc. in Politics, Economics & Philosophy an der Universität Hamburg; B.Sc. in Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

    Aktuelle Forschung

    • Sozialer Zusammenhalt
    • Konflikt
    • Religion
    • Experimentalökonomie

    Länder und Regionen

    • Ghana
    • Liberia
    • Sierra Leone
    • Togo


    • Social Cohesion under Threat? Evidence from Behavioral Experiments in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Dr. Lisa Hoffmann



    Politics and Religion | 09.2023

    What Do We Know about Religion and Interreligious Peace?: A Review of the Quantitative Literature

    Interreligious relations remain an important dimension of human coexistence and we currently observe an increase in religiously motivated violence and discrimination. Hence, we need to better understand determinants of interreligious peace.

    Canadian Journal of African Studies | 08.2023

    “The Cake is in Accra”: A Case Study on Internal Migration in Ghana

    This article is about the motivations for internal migration, and how do social relations influence the migration process? In answering these questions, this paper focuses on internal migration to Accra, the capital of Ghana. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 20 migrants.

    Review of Development Economics | 06.2023

    Material and Nonmaterial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from a Low-Income Country

    How have COVID-19-related restrictions affected consumption levels and life satisfaction in low-income countries? The authors of this article conducted phone surveys with 577 households in Liberia to compare consumption patterns across three points in time.

    Forschungsprojekt | 01.11.2020 - 31.10.2023

    Religion for Peace: Identifying Conditions and Mechanisms of Interfaith Peace

    The influence of religion on societies worldwide continues to be very significant. Religion seems to unite and divide people at the same time: There has been an increase in religiously motivated discrimination and violence, but religious ideas are also commonly used to propagate peace. Even where conditions seem less favorable, peaceful coexistence continues. Applying a nested research design, this project aims to identify conditions and underlying mechanisms of peaceful interfaith relations.

    Forschungsprojekt | 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2026

    Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA)

    MIASA, based at the University of Legon, Ghana, is one of five Maria Sibylla Merian Centres for Advanced Studies, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research. Its overall aim is to work towards a reduction of global asymmetries in knowledge production and bridging the cultural divide between anglophone and francophone Africa. MIASA's thematical focus is on sustainable governance. The GIGA contributes to the Interdisciplinary Fellow Group on ‘Sustainable Rural Transformation’ and its outreach activities.
    BMBF, 2020-2026

    Forschungsprojekt | 01.03.2019 - 31.12.2021

    Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Rural Change, and Social Conflict

    By combining theoretical and methodological approaches in political science, economics, and environmental sciences, this project analyzes the effects of large-scale land acquisitions on rural structural change and social conflicts in order to advance academic research, provide international policy advice, and inform the work of local advocacy and development organizations.
    BMZ, 2019-2022

    Forschungsprojekt | 01.02.2019 - 31.12.2019

    Religion, Konflikt und nachhaltiger Frieden: Kausale Zusammenhänge und Schlussfolgerungen für die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

    Religion generally plays a major role in the partner countries of German development cooperation. However, religion does not always seem to be favorable for development and peace. Conflicts in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria and Syria are often fought out between religious groups. Terrorist attacks by religious extremists are shaking Western countries and claiming even more victims in the Global South. This project investigates the causal relationships between religion, conflict, and peace and formulates recommendations for German development cooperation.
    BMZ, 2019

    Lehre | Universität Hamburg | 2019


    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Deutschland

    Lehre | Universität Hamburg | 2019

    Übung: Mikroökonomie für BWL

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Deutschland

    Lehre | Universität Hamburg | 2018

    Übung: Finanzwissenschaft

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Deutschland


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