Visiting Fellows

Currently at the GIGA

Name Country of Origin / Institution Research Duration of stay Funding
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

Sinan Chu

People's Republic of China, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

  • Ethnic Politics in Contemporary China
  • Authoritarian Politics
  • Social Policies in Non-Democracies
  • State-Intellectual Relations
  • US-China/East-Asia Relations
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Dr. Pedro Seabra

Centro de Estudos Internacionais (CEI-IUL), Universitárion de Lisboa, Portugal

  • Security Studies
  • South Atlantic
  • Regional Security Governance
  • Brazilian Foreign and Defence Policy


Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury

LAU School of Arts and Sciences, Lebanon

  • Arab immigrant communities in the West
  • Migrants and protest movements
  • Power sharing in divided societies (focus on Lebanon)
  • Models of political governance in the Middle East and North Africa

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Dr. Jagriti Tanwar

Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden and Institute of Sociology, University of Göttingen, Germany

  • Labour Market
  • Gender
  • Career Inequality
  • Skill Challenges and Quantitative Research Methods


Ana Isabel López García

El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico

  • Political Participation
  • International Migration
  • Welfare Policies
  • Mexican Politics

The National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), Mexico

Luiz Eduardo Garcia da Silva

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil

  • Electoral Systems
  • Democratic Theory
  • Electoral Coalitions
  • International Relations
  • Brazilian Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Self financier