Dr. Eric Stollenwerk

Research Fellow | Research Team Spokesperson


  • Short CV

    • Since 11/2020: Research Fellow, GIGA Institute for African Affairs, Research Project: Freedom and Development? Religious Actors, Freedom of Religion or Belief, and Sustainable Development (FREDEV)

    • Since 06/2020: Affiliated Senior Research Fellow, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Research Project: On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation (FAIR)

    • 2018 - 2020: Senior Research Fellow and Scientific Coordinator, Freie Universität Berlin, EU H2020 Research Project: Europe’s External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders (EU-LISTCO)

    • 11/2018 - 05/2019: Guest Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

    • 2014 - 2018: Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS): Research Affiliate

    • 09/2016 - 11/2016: Guest Researcher, Stanford University, Department of Political Science and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)

    • 2012 - 2018: Research Associate, Freie Universität Berlin, DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 700: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood, Research Project: A1 - Contributions to Theory Building

    • 2014 - 2017: Managing Director, Freie Universität Berlin, DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 700: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

    • 03/2015 - 07/2015: Scientific consultant: Delegation of the German Federal Foreign Office to the EU’s Informal Working Group on Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

    • Education: PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, thesis title: A Virtuous Circle of Governance? The Interplay Between Effectiveness and Legitimacy in Areas of Limited Statehood; M.A. in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin; B.A. in Political Science and German Literature, University of Göttingen

    Current Research

    • Legitimacy of state and non-state actors

    • Politics and religion

    • (Limited) statehood

    • Local security perceptions

    • Terrorism

    Countries and Regions

    • Sahel region

    • Nigeria

    • Liberia

    • Libya

    Research Programmes


    Memberships

    • German Political Science Association
    • American Political Science Association
    • International Studies Association

    Dr. Eric Stollenwerk

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    T. +49 (0)30-531-675-73eric.stollenwerk@giga-hamburg.de

    Democratization | 10/2021

    Theorizing Resilience-Building in the EU’s Neighbourhood: Introduction to the Special Issue

    Resilience is a new cornerstone in foreign and security policy of the European Union. This special issue presents a conceptual framework for analysing the interplay between risk, resilience and governance breakdown/violent conflict.

    Tanja Börzel

    Thomas Risse

    SAGE Research Methods Cases | 2019

    Uncovering Covert Structures: Social Network Analysis and Terrorist Organizations

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Dörfler

    Julian Schibberges

    Research Project | 01/10/2020 - 30/09/2023

    Freedom and Development? Religious Actors, Freedom of Belief and Religion, and Sustainable Development

    About 80% of the world's population professes a religion. In many countries, religious actors play a major role in development, e.g. education and the satisfaction of basic needs. At the same time, freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) seems to be increasingly restricted and "religious" conflicts seem to be on the rise. We contribute to the international discussion how religion, and in particular FoRB, affects the Sustainable Development Goals. The project will provide policy recommendations with regard to potential religious partners in development cooperation.
    BMZ, 2020-2023

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 13/07/2021

    German spy chief warns of Islamic State's strength

    Speaker | 19/01/2022

    With the Help of God(s)? Religious Actors and Sustainable Development in Africa

    GIGA Talk Online event: 19/01/2022 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), University of Bayreuth

    Dr. Eric Stollenwerk

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Speaker | 08/10/2021 - 10/10/2021

    Understanding Jihadist Terrorist Networks to Resolve Conflict: Differences and Commonalities in the Network Structure of Al-Qaida and the Islamic State

    Workshop 08/10/2021 - 10/10/2021

    Dr. Eric Stollenwerk

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Panelist | 01/10/2021

    APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2021: Promoting Pluralism

    Conference 01/10/2021

    Panel: The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Empirical Studies on Religion, Conflict and Peace

    Dr. Eric Stollenwerk

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Teaching | Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin | 2019

    The EU and its Neighborhood: Successfully Building Resilience?

    Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin Berlin

    Teaching | Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin | 2018

    Governance and Its “Shadows”: What Do We Need Statehood for?

    Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin Berlin

    Lecture in the lecture series Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

    Teaching | Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin | 2018

    State and Non-State Legitimacy in Areas of Limited Statehood

    Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin Berlin

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