Visiting Fellows

Currently at the GIGA

Name Country of Origin / Institution Forschung Duration of stay Funding
Sinan Chu

People's Republic of China, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

  • Ethnic Politics in Contemporary China
  • Authoritarian Politics
  • Social Policies in Non-Democracies
  • State-Intellectual Relations
  • US-China/East-Asia Relations
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Francis O'Connor

COSMOS – Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence

  • Political violence
  • Social movements
  • Civil wars
  • Radicalisation


Dr. Pedro Seabra

Centro de Estudos Internacionais (CEI-IUL), Universitárion de Lisboa, Portugal

  • Security Studies
  • South Atlantic
  • Regional Security Governance
  • Brazilian Foreign and Defence Policy


Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury

LAU School of Arts and Sciences, Lebanon

  • Arab immigrant communities in the West
  • Migrants and protest movements
  • Power sharing in divided societies (focus on Lebanon)
  • Models of political governance in the Middle East and North Africa

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Dr. Jagriti Tanwar

Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden and Institute of Sociology, University of Göttingen, Germany

  • Labour Market
  • Gender
  • Career Inequality
  • Skill Challenges and Quantitative Research Methods


Ana Isabel López García

El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico

  • Political Participation
  • International Migration
  • Welfare Policies
  • Mexican Politics

The National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), Mexico

Luiz Eduardo Garcia da Silva

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil

  • Electoral Systems
  • Democratic Theory
  • Electoral Coalitions
  • International Relations
  • Brazilian Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Self financier

Merouan Mekouar

York University, Canada

  • Governance in Authoritarian Countries
  • Authoritarian Resilience
  • Social Movements
  • Democratic Transitions
  • Diffusion

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

Dr. Chanchal Kumar Sharma

Central University of Haryana, Pali, Mahendergarh, India

  • Political Economy of Federalism
  • Party System Stability and Change
  • Intergovernmental Transfers and Regional Disparities

GIGA Fellowship for Research on India