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Dr. Maren Wagner (née Hoepfner)

Acad. Director Doctoral Programme

Short CV

  • Since 06/2020: Academic Director Doctoral Programme

  • Since 03/2018: Academic Development Manager

  • 07/2018 - 09/2019: Acting Academic Director of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

  • 10/2016 - 07/2017: Acting Academic Director of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

  • Since 10/2016: Equal Opportunity Commissioner of the GIGA

  • 01/2016 - 03/2018: Coordinator of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

  • 05/2015 - 03/2018: Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

  • 2015: PhD, University of Hamburg

  • 2010 - 2013: Doctoral Student at the Hamburg International Graduate School for the Study of Regional Powers

  • 01/2012 - 03/2012: Guest researcher at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia/Singapur, Singapore

  • Internships at the Jakarta Post in Jakarta, at the Asian Institute of the GIGA in Hamburg and at the SWR in Stuttgart

  • Education: Studies of Communication Science with majors in Journalism, Politics and International Systems of Culture at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart.


Current Research

  • Regional institutions and integration

  • The concept of emergence in IR theory

  • Critical realism

  • Philosophy of Science


Countries and Regions

  • East Asia

  • Southeast Asia


Research Programme


Media Contributions