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Dr. Charlotte Heyl

Research Fellow

Speaker Research Team

Short CV

  • Since 03/2019: Speaker of the Research Team “Democratic Institutions”, RP1 “Accountability and Participation”

  • Since 2017: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs in the project “The (In)stability of Presidential Term Limits in Africa and Latin America: Assessing the Impact of Tenure-Rule Reforms on the Political Regime”

  • 2015 - 2016: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs in the project “The Local Arena of Power Sharing: Patterns of Adaptation or Continued Disorder”

  • 06/2014 - 04/2015: Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen

  • 2011 - 2015: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs in the project "Judicial (In)dependence in New Democracies"

  • 2006 - 2010: Internships at GTZ, Misereor/Ecumenical Network Central Africa and Jumelage Rhénanie-Palatinat-Rwanda (Cooperation Rhineland-Palatinate)

  • Education: PhD at the University of Duisburg-Essen „The Contribution of Constitutional Courts to the Democratic Quality of Elections in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Case Study of Madagascar and Senegal“, Postgraduate Training Programme for Development Cooperation at the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik/German Development Institute (DIE), M.A. in Political Science, Japanese Studies and Geography at the University of Trier


Current Research

  • Democratization

  • Political Institutions

  • Constitutional Courts

  • Elections


Countries and Regions

  • Madagaskar

  • Senegal


Research Programme

  • Accountability and Participation


Projects