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News of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

Learn more about the activities of our Doctoral Researchers in the past month.

  • Hana Attia successfully defended her dissertation “Biased Coercion: The Imposition, Man- agement, and Termination of US Sanctions” at the Universität Konstanz. Congratulations!

    Juliana Tappe Ortiz also successfully defended her dissertation “Peace Spoilers and Peace Supporters: How Individual Characteristics Influence the Outcome and Duration of Civil Conflicts” at the Universität Hamburg. Congratulations!

    In the last few weeks, Valeria Morales was in Guatemala and Honduras doing fieldwork. She visited public institutions and conducted interviews with academics linked to COVID- 19 research as well as with public officials who assumed vaccination functions during the pandemic. She is currently preparing the written and oral presentation of her research project at the University of Costa Rica. In May, Valeria will be participating in the LASA 2023 conference in Vancouver in a panel called “COVID-19 vaccination policies in Latin Amer- ica: The politics behind the variety in outcomes.”

    Indi-Carolina Kryg and Johanna Pieper will also be attending the LASA 2023 conference in May. Indi is going to chair a session on “People with Migration Experiences as Social and Political Agents in the Mexican Context.” Johanna will present a co-authored paper in the panel “Addressing the ‘shadow pandemic’: novel state and non-state responses to gender-based violence in Latin America.”

    Hager Ali was interviewed by numerous news outlets on the ongoing crisis in Sudan, including the Tagesschau, DT Next, and Das Erste.

    Tevin Tafese, together with Jann Lay, published a GIGA working paper titled “Africa’s Emergent Tech Sector: Its Characteristics and Impact on Development and Labour Mar- kets”.

    Jorge A. Rincón Barajas published a paper on “Productivity dynamics and state support after a land titling program: Evidence from Colombia“.

    GIGA Doctoral Programme

    The GIGA has a long tradition of integrating young researchers into its research structure. This tradition culminated in the establishment of the GIGA Doctoral Programme. This programme seeks to provide a platform for young, international, and German academics, from which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of comparative area studies (CAS).

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