Team | GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

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So Young Chang

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Citizenship policy
  • Migration and development
  • Gender and labour migration
  • Asia
  • Legitimacy in global governance
  • Science, experts, and politics
  • Nationalism and ethnicity in China
  • Global IR
  • China
  • East Asia
  • Migration
  • socio-cultural Change
  • Internet
  • PR China
  • Taiwan
  • International productivity differences
  • global transitions
  • Asia

Cornelis W. Haasnoot

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Fiscal Federalism
  • Asia
  • The politics of the People‘s Republic of China
  • Comparative research into authoritarianism
  • Asia-related area studies
  • VR China
  • SVR Hongkong
  • Emerging Powers
  • International Climate Policy
  • Brazil
  • India
  • China

Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Vice President
Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies
  • Political parties and think tanks
  • Foreign policy
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Japan
  • Korean peninsula
  • Economic and social impacts of land-use change and global land acquisitions
  • Smallholder farming systems in developing countries
  • Development and Agricultural Economics
  • Indonesia

Dr. David Kuehn

Senior Research Fellow
Coordinator GIGA Forum
  • Civil-military relations
  • Democratization
  • Authoritarianism
  • Research methods
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea
  • Salafism in the Maghreb (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco)
  • Civil Society in Autocracies
  • Authoritarianism and Civil Society Development in Algeria
  • State Failure and Ethnic Conflicts in Southeast Asia (esp. Burma/Myanmar and the Philippines)
  • Political Change in Burma/Myanmar
  • Islam und Islamism in Bangladesh und Southeast Asia
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Bangladesch
  • Philippinen
  • Maghreb

Medha

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Indian foreign policy
  • Role of identities in international relations
  • Media and politics
  • India
  • South Asia
  • International Trade
  • International Negotiation
  • World Trade Organization
  • Geoeconomics
  • Rising Powers
  • BRICS, especially India
  • India
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Emerging Democracies
  • Sovereignty
  • India‘s Foreign Policy
  • India
  • Mozambique
  • Regional Powers
  • Accountability and performance-based teacher pay in education (Indonesia)
  • Labour market discrimination along dimensions of migration, race, gender and religion (Indonesia)
  • The economic and social impacts of disability (Indonesia)
  • Discrimination in school enrolment along caste and gender (India)
  • Reliability and effectiveness of sms surveys (Indonesia)
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • GIGA Doctoral Programme
  • Regional and emerging powers
  • Global and regional environmental politics
  • Global climate regime
  • India
  • BRICS
  • Democratisation Studies
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Party Development
  • State Transformation
  • Religious Conflict
  • Myanmar
  • Southeast Asia
  • South Africa
  • Inclusion of smallholder farmers in more modern and high-value markets, and the resulting effects on e.g. household welfare and productivity
  • Socioeconomic- and ecological trade-offs of small- and large-scale producers in Indonesia
  • Legitimation and stability of authoritarian regimes
  • Foreign policy of authoritarian states
  • Chinese foreign and security policy
  • Natural resources and religion in intra-state conflicts
  • China
  • Latin America
  • Democratization
  • Islamization
  • political parties
  • weak states and political violence
  • regional integration
  • Indonesia
  • East Timor
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • ASEAN

Dr. Iris Wieczorek

Senior Research Fellow
GIGA Representative in Japan
  • Innovation processes and networks in Japanese economy, science and society in international comparison
  • Japan
  • Traditional and Non-traditional (Critical) Security in East Asia and the Pacific
  • Maritime Security Politics and Ocean Governance in East Asia
  • Social and Political Change / Politics of Identity and Legitimacy in Northeast Asia
  • Political Geography, Historical Sociology
  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • East Asia
  • Australia
  • Civil society action in Southeast Asia
  • Comparison of authoritarian regimes
  • Viet Nam