Julia Köbrich

Doctoral Researcher

Julia Köbrich

  • Short CV

    • Since 11/2020: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of African Affairs

    • 06/2020 - 09/2020: Research Assistant at the Department for Peace and Conflict Research (DPCR) at Uppsala University

    • Education: M.SSc. in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University; B.A. in State Sciences (Social Sciences and Economics) at Erfurt University

    Current Research

    • Religion

    • Social Identities and Social Psychology

    • Moral Foundations Theory

    • Reconciliation

    • Post-Conflict Societies

    Countries and Regions

    • Africa

    Research Programmes


    • How to Foster Interreligious Peace? Determinants and Societal Consequences of Positive and Negative Interreligious Contact in Africa

    GIGA Focus Africa | 5/2022

    Queen Mothers: Women in Leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Six of the 25 countries with the highest proportion of women in parliament are in sub-Saharan Africa. Some African countries also sit atop lists of numbers of women on corporate boards. How did women attain such leadership positions in these countries, and what can Germany and the EU learn from them?

    Research Project | 01/11/2020 - 31/10/2023

    Religion for Peace: Identifying Conditions and Mechanisms of Interfaith Peace

    In recent years, religion has become an increasingly contentious phenomenon, with religious violence and discrimination on the rise worldwide. However, religion is also connected to peace: interfaith peace is, in fact, the norm rather than the exception. We contribute to the rigorous empirical study of the link between religion and peace, especially regarding positive peace. Using several cutting-edge methodologies, we expect substantial results that are also very useful for policy.
    DFG, 2020-2023

    Panelist, Panelist, Panelist, Panelist | 01/10/2021

    APSA Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2021: Promoting Pluralism

    Conference 01/10/2021

    Panel: The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Empirical Studies on Religion, Conflict and Peace

    Speaker, Speaker, Speaker, Speaker | 01/10/2021

    Please, Make Peace! The Religious Determinants of Positive and Negative Peace

    Conference 01/10/2021

    Speaker, Speaker, Speaker, Speaker | 12/07/2021

    What do we know about religion and peace? A review of the empirical literature

    Conference 12/07/2021


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