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Dr. Nicole Hirt

Research Fellow

Short CV

  • Since 02/2018: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs

  • 1999 - 2017: Associate Fellow and Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of African Affairs, include the project: "The impact of structural militarisation on Eritrean society" (2008-2010)

  • Since 08/2010: Freelance Consultant (Horn of Africa, peace and conflict studies)

  • 2007 - 2008: Freelance Consultant (Horn of Africa, peace and conflict studies)

  • 2003 - 2006: Senior Research Fellow at Hamburg University, Department of Political Science

  • 2001 - 2003: Assistant Professor at University of Asmara, Eritrea, Department of Political Science

  • 1994 - 1996: Public Relations Officer, Sozialforum Tübingen e.V.

  • Studied Social Work at Berufsakademie Heidenheim; Political Science and Sociology at Tübingen University; PhD at the University of Hamburg, 2000 Promotion


Current Research

  • Migration Policy of EU

  • Persistence of Authoritarian Regimes

  • Militarisation

  • Diasporas and sanctions

  • Peace and conflict studies


Countries and Regions

  • Eritrea

  • Ethiopia

  • Djibouti