Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hein
Since 2014: Associate at the GIGA, GIGA deputy at the Leibniz Research Alliance "INFECTIONS´21"
2006 - 2008: Editor of the Journal Lateinamerika Analysen within the GIGA Journal Family
2006 - 2014: Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies
2005 - 2008: Head of the GIGA Research Programme "Transformation in the Process of Globalization"
Since 1988: Senior Researcher at the Institute of Comparative Overseas Research (German Overseas Institute, now GIGA); responsibilities: agriculture and development, technology and industrial promotion, development theories, environmental problems, health
1986 - 1988: Coordinator of the research project on agro-industrial development in Costa Rica (Cooperation LAI/FUB and Universidad Nacional/ Costa Rica)
1984 - 1986: Teaching assignments at the University of Kassel and the Free University of Berlin
1983 - 1984; 1986-1987: Visiting Professor ant the Universidad Nacional in Heredia/Costa Rica
Since 1980: Member of the editorial board of the Journal Peripherie
1978 - 1983: Assistant Professor at the Latin American Institute of the Free University of Berlin
1976 -1978: Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (Brighton/Großbritannien)
Education: Studies in History, Political Science and Sociology at the University of Constance and the Ohio State University; Doctorate in Political Science (Dr. rer. soc.; Thesis on “Oil, Nation State and National Development in Venezuela”, Constance); Habilitation at the University of Hamburg; award of the title “Professor” at the University of Hamburg