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Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

Lead Research Fellow

Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America

Short CV

  • Since 05/2015: Head of the GIGA Berlin Office

  • 2014: Appointed as Honorary Professor at Freie Universität Berlin

  • 11/2011 - 10/2014: Acting Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

  • 2007/2008: Guest Lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin, SFB 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood"

  • 2007: Visiting Scholar at Nuffield College, Oxford University

  • Since 2006: Deputy to the Director, Institute of Latin American Studies

  • Since 2003: Senior Researcher at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

  • 2003: Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol., summa cum laude) at the Political Science department of the Freie Universität Berlin; Doctoral Thesis on "The Politics of the Internet in Third World Development"

  • 1998 - 2003: Lecturer at the Latin American Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin

  • 1998: Research Scholarship by the Instituto Rio Branco (Brasilia)

  • 1993 - 1998: Researcher at the Institute for Ibero-American Studies, Hamburg

  • Study of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin

Current Research

  • Transnational Migration Politics and Diaspora Policies

  • Executive Board member of the research network desiguALdades.net

  • Cuba's Transformation: Crisis, Continuity and Change in Socialist Cuba

Countries and Regions

  • Latin America

  • Cuba

Projects

Media Contributions