Visiting Fellows

Currently at the GIGA

Name Country of Origin / Institution Research Duration of stay Funding
Ana Isabel López García
  • Political behaviour
  • International migration
  • Peace and conflict

Gerda Henkel Foundation (Special Programme Security, Society and the State)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kalinowski

Ewha Womans University, South Korea

  • International Political Economy
  • International Organizations
  • Global governance
  • Sustainable governance
  • International development
  • Climate finance
  • Development cooperation
  • Climate adaptation
  • Green Climate Fund


Dr. Melina Kalfelis
  • Political Anthropology
  • Civil Society
  • Transnationalism
  • Audiovisual Anthropology


Prof. Dr. Sook Jong Lee

Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul

  • Complex Dimensions of Asian Countries’ Responses toward China

East Asia Institute of South Korea

Dr. Jaemin Shim
  • Understanding Party Politics in Northeast Asia with Multiple Cleavages
  • Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia: Legislative Patterns and Performance of Female Legislators
  • Capturing Welfare Politics with Triangulation: Combining Multiple Datasets and Methods from Neighbouring Disciplines
  • Presidentialism and Welfare Politics
  • Party-Voter Linkage of Unorthodox Social Policy in Korea and Japan
  • World Politics of Social Investment

Thyssen Fellowship

Sharinee Jagtiani

St Cross College, University of Oxford

  • Regions and Region-building in International Relations
  • Status-seeking and aspiring powers
  • Global International Relations
  • Indian foreign policy
  • China-India Relations

GIGA India Fellowship

Dr. Sangeeta Mahapatra


  • Counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency strategies of India, Israel, and the United States of America.
  • Interlinkages of human security (energy, water, food, and environmental security) concerns and policies in India
  • Environmental economics and sustainable development of South Asia
  • Ideology- and identity-based politics of India
  • Indian political communications in the digital space including the methods of persuasion, manipulation, propaganda, and voter engagement

GIGA India Fellowship

Matheus Lucas Hebling

University of Campinas, Brazil

  • Presidentialism
  • Foreign Policy
  • Presidential Agenda
  • Terrorism
  • Decision-Making and Legislative Processes
  • Political Discourse
  • Qualitative Methodology and Comparative Politics

Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education - CAPES