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Aline-Sophia Hirseland

Doctoral Researcher

Short CV

  • Since 02/2020: Research Fellow at the German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM)

  • 06/2017 - 08/2017: Freelance expert for ACQUIN

  • Since 10/2015: Doctoral Student at the GIGA Doctoral Programme

  • Since 05/2015: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, research project "Ethnic Voting in Latin America"

  • 06/2015 - 08/2015: Freelance expert, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

  • 01/2012 - 04/2015: Research Assistant, Camino gGmbH, Berlin

  • 5/2011 - 12/2011: Freelance consultant, Berghof Foundation Operations GmbH, Berlin

  • 04/2011 - 09/2011: Chair for Methods of Empirical Research Methods, Department of Sociology, University of Potsdam

  • 01/2010 - 04/2010: intern at GIZ, Programme for Decentralized Governance in Support of the National Poverty Reduction Strategy (PADEP), La Paz. DAAD Scholar

  • 2007 - 2011: Freelance journalist for various print and online media

  • Education: Political Sciences, Latin American Studies, Islamic Sciences (Master of Arts) at University of Potsdam, Freie Universität Berlin, Universidad de Buenos Aires, and Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz. DAAD scholar. Training as a Peace and Conflict Consultant, Academy for Conflict Transformation, Forum Civil Peace Service

Current Research

  • Political integration of social groups

  • Electoral behavior

  • Democratic values

  • Social conflicts

Countries and Regions

  • Latin America

  • Caribbean

  • Bolivia

  • Guyana

  • Suriname

Research Programme

Accountability and Participation