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Dr. Christiane Fröhlich

Research Fellow

Short CV

  • Since 01/2018: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies

  • 10/2016 - 12/2017: Postdoc, Climate Change and Security, University of Hamburg, CliSAP / CEN, und Research Fellow, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH)

  • 2016 - 2018: Scholarship holder in the Robert Bosch Fasttrack Programm

  • 04/2016 - 09/2016: Mercator-IPC Fellow, Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 10/2015 - 03/2016: Visiting professor, International Security Policy and Conflict Studies, Helmut-Schmidt-University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, Germany

  • 04/2013 - 05/2013: Academic advisor for historical magazine GeoEPOCHE (Gruner+Jahr) for No. 61, The history of Israel

  • 02/2013 - 09/2015: Self-employed peace and conflict researcher. Among others fellow at the centre for democracy and peace research at Osnabrück University as well as teaching engagements at German and international universities. 02/2013-09/2015 Postdoc at the Institute for Peace Studies and Security Policy at Hamburg University (IFSH), focusing on climate change – security – migration with a regional focus on the Mediterranean as part of the DFG cluster of excellence „Climate System Analysis and Prediction“ (CliSAP) at Universität Hamburg. Coordinator of the working group Climate Change, Security Risks, and Violent Conflicts. From October 2014 until September 2015 also coordinator of the research cluster Changes in Global Power Structures and Norms at the IFSH

  • 2009 - 2011: Co-editor of annual German Peace Report

  • 04/2004 - 09/2011: Researcher for Peace Research at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (FEST) in Heidelberg (FEST)

  • Education: English literature, language and culture, contemporary history and psychology at the Universities of Hamburg and Warwick (UK); Peace Research and Security Policy at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at Hamburg University (IFSH); dissertation about the Israeli-Palestinian water conflict at Philipps-University Marburg (2009)


Current Research

  • Human Mobility in the context of political and/or environmental crises

  • North-South divide and its role for human mobility

  • Resource scarcity and its role in violent conflict, esp. water conflicts

  • Post/decolonial and poststructuralist approaches in peace and conflict studies


Countries and Regions

  • Syria

  • Israel/Palestine

  • Jordan

  • Turkey


Research Programme