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Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

Lead Research Fellow

General Editor GIGA Focus Editor GIGA Focus Global

Short CV

  • Since 06/2018: Honorary professorship at the Philipps-University Marburg

  • 06/2018 - 01/2019: Acting Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

  • 09/2006 - 10/2008: Senior Researcher DSF-Project "Societal and political Fractures after War: Youth Violence in Cambodia and Guatemala", INEF, University Duisburg-Essen.

  • Since 1993: Senior Researcher of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, research interests: peace and conflict, security policies, youth Regional focus Central America, Andean Region.

  • Since 1992: Independent Consultant (among others for the Foreign Ministry, Minis-try of Development Cooperation, GTZ, Bertelsmann Transformation Index).

  • 1991: PhD in Political Science, University of Hamburg.

  • 1990 - 1992: Researcher at the Research Center on Wars, Armament and Development, University of Hamburg.

  • 1987 - 1990: Researcher at the Institute of Political Science University of Hamburg (Prof. Dr. K.J. Gantzel), Coordination of the Research Group on Cau-ses of War.

  • 1987: Researcher at the Institute for Iberoamerican Studies, Hamburg (July - September)

  • Education: Studies in Political Science, Spanish, Contemporary History in Madrid, Erlangen, Sevilla and Hamburg


Current Research

  • Postwar Societies

  • Violence and Social change

  • Youth


Countries and Regions

  • Central America

  • Colombia


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