Team | GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

Contact Competence Länder und Regionen
  • Armed forces' reform in post-conflict societies
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
  • International Institutions
  • International Regimes
  • International Security and PeaceStudies
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Mexico

Jan Bellgardt

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Development economics and politics
  • New institutional economics / Public choice
  • Innovation systems in Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Regionalism in Latin America and Southeast Asia
  • Discourse Analysis and International Relations
  • Foreign Policy of Colombia
  • Colombia
  • Latin America
  • International Relations
  • foreign and security policy
  • regional cooperation
  • South America, especially Brazil and Colombia
  • Human Rights, Environmental Rights
  • Rights of Indigenous People
  • Prior consultations
  • Resource conflicts
  • Latin America
  • Advocacy on health-related issues
  • Gender issues
  • Human Rights and advocacy
  • Mexico
  • Chile
  • Energy Policy
  • Climate Policy
  • Natural Resources & Resource Conflicts
  • (Neo)gramscian Approaches
  • Agency Analysis
  • Frame Analysis
  • Indonesia
  • Brazil
  • Urban Violence and Non State Armed Actors in Latin America
  • Security and Defence in South America
  • Armed Conflict and Peace Process in Colombia
  • Illegal Markets and Violence in Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Institutional influence and leadership
  • Ideas and values
  • Foreign policy and regionalism
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Mercosur
  • First Lady
  • Women in politics
  • Latin America
  • The Rise of Race-based Inequalities in Contemporary Cuba: Analyzing the Impact of Past Migration and Current Reforms
  • Cuba
  • Peru, drug policy
  • Statebuilding
  • Organized Crime
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Political integration of social groups
  • Electoral behavior
  • Indigenous rights
  • Social conflicts
  • Latin America, especially Bolivia

Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

Head GIGA Berlin Office
Senior Research Fellow
Editor GIGA Focus Latin America
  • Head of the GIGA Berlin Office
  • Transnational migration and diaspora policies
  • EU-Latin America Relations
  • Cuba's Transformation: Crisis, Continuity and Change in Socialist Cuba
  • Latin America
  • Cuba
  • Legitimation Strategies of Regional Organizations
  • Legitimation and Behavior of the African Union
  • Application of Pressure by Regional Organizations and Reactions of Member States

Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

Acting Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies
General Editor GIGA Focus
Editor GIGA Focus Global
  • Postwar Societies
  • Violence and Social change
  • Youth
  • Central America
  • Colombia

Prof. Dr. Tobias Lenz

Senior Research Fellow
Speaker Research Team
  • International and regional governmental organizations in comparative perspective
  • EU in global regionalism
  • Diffusion theories
  • Latin America
  • Intergeneration Social Mobility
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Education economics
  • Inequality
  • Public Economics
  • Latin America
  • Political institutions in Latin America
  • Presidentialism
  • Latin American congresses
  • Latin American courts
  • President-Congress relations; president-court relations
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Political parties and party systems
  • Elections
  • Local politics
  • Voting behaviour
  • Electoral geography
  • Political trust and democracy
  • Latin America, particularly Brazil and Argentina
  • Rising Powers
  • BRICS, especially India
  • International Trade
  • International Negotiation
  • World Trade Organization
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Political Sytems
  • Latin America
  • Comparative migration and citizenship policies in Latin America, Asia and Europe
  • Representation and participation of migrants across democracies in the world
  • Diaspora politics and policies
  • Political transnationalism
  • North-South relations with regard to migration policies
  • Mexican politics
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Security Sector Reforms
  • Local Peace Movements
  • Discursive Politics
  • Central America
  • Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding
  • Transitional Justice and Victims' Reparations
  • Natural Resources
  • Criminality
  • Colombia

Isabel Rosales Sandoval

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • International migration
  • Migration policies
  • Development and remittances
  • Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras)
  • Deportation and securitization of borders
  • Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras)
  • Clientelism and Social Policy in Mexico
  • Causes and Consequences of Populism in Comparative Perspective
  • Quality of Representative Democracy and the Measurement of Democracy
  • Latin America
  • Dynamics of state repression
  • Design of coercive bureaucracies
  • Civil war actors and dynamics
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Regional Organisation
  • Legitimacy and Legitimation Strategies
  • Human Rights
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Rights of Indigenous People
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Resource Conflicts
  • Development Discourse
  • Latin America
  • Strategic relationships of South American countries with China
  • Regional powers and secondary regional powers
  • Regional integration in South America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Venezuela
  • Judicial independence in Latin America with a special focus on Chile and Paraguay
  • The role of courts in the political system
  • Development of democracy in Paraguay
  • Chile
  • Paraguay
  • Social Construction of Regional Orders
  • Foreign Policy
  • Colombia
  • Political Institutions in Latin America
  • Social Movements
  • Afro-Descendant and Indigenous Politics in Latin America
  • Latin America, especially Brazil and Costa Rica
  • Ecuadorian Foreign Policy
  • Emerging Powers: China and Brazil
  • International Cooperation
  • South-South Cooperation, Integration and Regionalism in Latin America
  • Ecuador