Mora Deitch

Research Fellow

  • Short CV

    • Since 09/2021: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for African Affairs

    • Since 09/2021: ISEF Foundation International Fellow

    • 10/2020 - 10/2021: Mozes S. Schupf Fellow, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

    • Since 04/2019: Neubauer Research Associate at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel-Aviv University, Israel

    • 01/2019 - 10/2019: Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

    • 01/2019 - 05/2019: Research Assistant in the research project Comparative Agendas Project, Bar-Ilan University and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

    • 10/2018 - 01/2019: Teaching Assistant, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

    • 06/2018 - 10/2018: Research Assistant in the research project Transformation Processes in the India-Pakistan and Arab-Israel Conflicts, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

    • 09/2017 - 01/2019: Research Assistant in the research project Religious Minorities: Discrimination, Grievances and Conflict, Bar-Ilan University and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    • 05/2017 - 09/2017: Research Assistant in the research project Religion and State (RAS) Round 3, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

    • Since 02/2017: Ph.D. candidate at the Political Studies Department of Bar-Ilan University, Israel

    Current Research

    • Armed conflicts

    • Religious discrimination

    Countries and Regions

    • Africa

    Research Programmes

    GIGA Working Papers | 09/2021

    One Year After: Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Increased Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    In the spring of 2020, observers and practitioners warned that COVID-19 would increase violence in sub-Saharan Africa through an economic shock that would lead to distributional conflict and state repression – and violence did indeed increase in 2020. An analysis by Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau and Mora Deitch.

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau

    Director of the GIGA Institute for African Affairs / Editor GIGA Focus Africa

    Mora Deitch

    Research Fellow

    Research Project | 01/03/2021 - 30/09/2022

    Corona Conflicts? Analysing Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Violent Conflict in Africa

    At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, decision-makers warned that the pandemic might lead to more violent conflict in fragile states, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. This project engages in a mixed-methods approach to study related relationships.
    Volkswagen Foundation, 2021-2022


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