Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell
Spokesperson of the Graduate School, Chairmen of the Selection Committee

Global and European Studies Institute


Research Profile: 
- regimes of territorialization in a historical perspective
- history of cultural encounters and cultural transfers
- history of the humanities and social sciences under the global condition

Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel
Chairman of the Budget Committee

Institute for African Studies, Global and European Studies Institute


Research Profile:
- International Studies
(Africa’s peace and security architecture, Africa in globalization processes)
- new topographies of power and sovereignty
(practices of space-making; process of de-/reterritorialization in/around Africa)
- the changing knowledge order of area studies

Prof. Dr. Frank Hadler
Chairman of the Summer School Comittee

Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO)


Research Profile:
- transnational and cultural history of East-Central Europe since the 19th c.
- history of historiography
- history of the Czechoslovak Republic

Prof. Dr. Ursula Rao
Chairwoman of the Curriculum Committee

Institute for Anthropology


Research Profile:
- urban citizenship and practices of transnationalism
- e-governance, neoliberalism and the new welfare state in India

Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst
Chairman of the Summer School Committee

Global and European Studies Institute, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO)


Research Profile:
- European studies in a cultural-historical perspective
- history of Eastern Europe and its international relations

Prof. Dr. Ute Wardenga
Chairwoman of the Thesis Committee

Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography


Research Profile:
- history of spatial practices and knowledge, 19th and 20th century
- history of geography
- history of research and journeys and expeditions
- histoire croisée Europe and other continents (currently: specially Africa)

Prof. Dr. Heidrun Zinecker
Chairwoman of the Curriculum and Thesis Committee

Institute for Political Science


Research Profile:
- violence, peace and conflict in Latin America
- transformation research
- development theories