Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

Lead Research Fellow | Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America


  • Short CV

    • Since 05/2015: Head of the GIGA Berlin Office

    • 2014: Appointed as Honorary Professor at Freie Universität Berlin

    • 11/2011 - 10/2014: Acting Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

    • 2007/2008: Guest Lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin, SFB 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood"

    • 2007: Visiting Scholar at Nuffield College, Oxford University

    • Since 2006: Deputy to the Director, Institute of Latin American Studies

    • Since 2003: Senior Researcher at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

    • 2003: Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol., summa cum laude) at the Political Science department of the Freie Universität Berlin; Doctoral Thesis on "The Politics of the Internet in Third World Development"

    • 1998 - 2003: Lecturer at the Latin American Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin

    • 1998: Research Scholarship by the Instituto Rio Branco (Brasilia)

    • 1993 - 1998: Researcher at the Institute for Ibero-American Studies, Hamburg

    • Study of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin

    Current Research

    • Transnational Migration Politics and Diaspora Policies

    • Executive Board member of the research network desiguALdades.net

    • Cuba's Transformation: Crisis, Continuity and Change in Socialist Cuba

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America

    • Cuba

    Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

    Lead Research Fellow / Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America

    bert.hoffmann@giga-hamburg.de

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 5/2021

    COVID-19 in Latin America: Where We Stand and What Is to Come

    The authors of this GIGA Focus analyse the current COVID-19 situation in Latin America and the challenges facing the countries. Texto completo disponible en español.

    Prof. Dr. Jan Felix Drexler

    Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

    Lead Research Fellow / Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America

    Nueva Sociedad | 07/2021

    Cuba: Entre la Vacuna y la Crisis

    Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

    Lead Research Fellow / Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America

    IPS journal | 07/2021

    Viva la Vaccinación!

    Cuba is the only country in Latin America to have developed Covid-19 vaccines — and they are highly effective. The only problem is production capacity. GIGA expert Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann analyses the Cuban way in the pandemic in his article, published in IPS Journal.

    Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

    Lead Research Fellow / Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America

    Chapter in edited Volume | 04/2021

    Cuba - Notes on Six Decades of Socialism in Power

    Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

    Lead Research Fellow / Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America

    Blog article | 04/2021

    Communist Party Congress in Cuba: After the End of the Castro Era, What?

    Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

    Lead Research Fellow / Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America

    Research Project | 01/05/2021 - 31/12/2025

    German-Latin American Centre of Infection & Epidemiology Research and Training

    The COVID-19 pandemic is showing that infectious diseases can only be solved by global efforts; and that medical and social approaches must go hand in hand in order to provide solutions. Based on this understanding, the GIGA has become part of the new multi-disciplinary DAAD-funded „German-Latin American Centre of Infection & Epidemiology Research and Training“ – GLACIER and will work on a comparative study of vaccination policies in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. DAAD, 2021-2025

    Research Project | 01/01/2018 - 30/11/2022

    Europe-Cuba Forum Network

    The EU and Cuba signed a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) in 2016 to open a new stage of constructive engagement. The Europe-Cuba Forum is a Jean Monnet network project shich brings together leading scholars from Europe and Cuba to analyse the prospects, possibilities and limitations for such cooperation, highlighting the economic reform agenda, social policies and governance questions.
    EC, Erasmus+, 2018-2022

    Research Project | 01/01/2016 - 31/08/2021

    The Return of Race-based Inequalities in Contemporary Cuba: Analysing the Impact of Past Migration and Current Reforms

    Few political transformations have attacked social inequalities more thoroughly than the 1959 Cuban Revolution. The research project addresses to what extent and through what mechanisms structural inequalities have been returning in recent years which echo Cuba’s pre-revolutionary socio-ethnic hierarchies. To this end, a unique nationwide survey with more than one thousand respondents is carried out. As access to hard currency becomes key, racialized migration patterns of the past make for highly unequal access to family remittances, and also the gradual opening of private business disfavors Afro-Cubans.
    DFG, 2016-2021

    Tagesschau.de | Interview | 13/07/2021

    Neue Proteste: Kubas Führung in der Zwickmühle

    Deutsche Welle | Interview | 13/07/2021

    Protests in Cuba

    Organiser | 25/05/2021

    How China Is Reshaping Global Economic Governance

    GIGA Talk Online event: 25/05/2021 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Lessons from the New Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

    Lead Research Fellow / Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America

    Organiser | 17/05/2021

    Can Freedom of Religion and Belief Promote Sustainable Development? Inclusive Education Systems in Focus

    GIGA Talk Online event: 17/05/2021 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

    Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

    Lead Research Fellow / Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America

    Speaker | 02/12/2020

    How Yellow Fever and Malaria Made America Great – and Why We Know So Little about It

    Freie Universität Berlin Berlin: 02/12/2020

    Presentation in the JFK Institute's Lecture Series "Disaster and Disease in North America" (online)

    Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

    Lead Research Fellow / Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America

    Teaching | Freie Universität Berlin | 2016

    Transatlantic Caribbean: Political, Social and Cultural Interconnections

    Freie Universität Berlin Berlin

    Teaching | Freie Universität Berlin | 2014

    Old and new inequalities in Cuba

    Freie Universität Berlin Berlin

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