Siri Völker

Doctoral Researcher

Siri Völker

  • Short CV

    • 09/2020 - 04/2023: Research data manager at the GIGA Information Centre

    • 05/2018 - 04/2019: Visiting doctoral student at the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP/UERJ), Brazil, DAAD scholarship holder

    • 06/2017: Visiting doctoral student at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Brasília (IPOL/UnB), Brazil

    • Since 10/2015: Doctoral Student at the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 05/2015 - 04/2018: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, research project "Ethnic Voting in Latin America"

    • 03/2012 - 04/2015: Research Assistant at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, research project "The Land Matrix"

    • 2010 - 2013: Internships at the European Union-Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation) in Hamburg, Fundación ALIARSE in San José, Costa Rica, and Agrar Koordination in Hamburg

    • Education: M.A. in Political Science, University of Hamburg; B.Sc. in Geography (main subject) and Political Science (complementary subject), University of Hamburg

    Current Research

    • Political Institutions

    • Social Movements

    Siri Völker

    Doctoral Researcher

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 5/2020

    Police Violence Against Black People Is on the Rise in Brazil

    Police brutality, by which Afro-Brazilians are particularly affected, is increasing alarmingly in Brazil. President Jair Bolsonaro and other extreme-right politicians are further encouraging police violence with tough-on-crime discourses and policies. The authors of this GIGA Focus analyse the situation.

    Dr. Paulo César Ramos

    Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning


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