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


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

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

Jan Němec

Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague

  • Comparative Politics
  • Party Politics
  • Electoral Processes
  • Legislative Studies

University of Economics, Prague

Dr. Sazana Jayadeva
  • Transnational student mobility
  • Migration infrastructures
  • Social media
  • Indian middle classes
  • Social mobility

GIGA India Fellowship

Dr. Rocío Verástegui Ledesma

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)

  • Process of construction of the Nation and democracy in Peru

Akademischer Austauschdienst German Academic Service (DAAD). Research stays for University Academics and Scientists, 2018

Dr. Zoltan Pall

Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

  • Kuwaiti Islamic Charities, Transnational Networks and the Transformation of Muslim Communities in Southeast Asia