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Dr. Eric Stollenwerk

Research Fellow

Speaker Research Team

Short CV

  • Since 11/2020: Research Fellow, GIGA Institute for African Affairs, Research Project: Freedom and Development? Religious Actors, Freedom of Religion or Belief, and Sustainable Development (FREDEV)

  • Since 06/2020: Affiliated Senior Research Fellow, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Research Project: On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation (FAIR)

  • 2018 - 2020: Senior Research Fellow and Scientific Coordinator, Freie Universität Berlin, EU H2020 Research Project: Europe’s External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders (EU-LISTCO)

  • 11/2018 - 05/2019: Guest Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

  • 2014 - 2018: Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS): Research Affiliate

  • 09/2016 - 11/2016: Guest Researcher, Stanford University, Department of Political Science and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)

  • 2012 - 2018: Research Associate, Freie Universität Berlin, DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 700: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood, Research Project: A1 - Contributions to Theory Building

  • 2014 - 2017: Managing Director, Freie Universität Berlin, DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 700: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

  • 03/2015 - 07/2015: Scientific consultant: Delegation of the German Federal Foreign Office to the EU’s Informal Working Group on Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

  • Education: PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, thesis title: A Virtuous Circle of Governance? The Interplay Between Effectiveness and Legitimacy in Areas of Limited Statehood; M.A. in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin; B.A. in Political Science and German Literature, University of Göttingen

Current Research

  • Legitimacy of state and non-state actors

  • Politics and religion

  • (Limited) statehood

  • Local security perceptions

  • Terrorism

Countries and Regions

  • Sahel region

  • Nigeria

  • Liberia

  • Libya

Research Programme

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