Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

Sabine Kurtenbach


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+49 6421 28-24444 +49 6421 28-24526 sabine.kurtenbach@staff 1 Ketzerbach 11
35032 Marburg
F|20 Institutsgebäude

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Philipps-Universität Marburg Zentrum für Konfliktforschung (ZfK)

Sabine Kurtenbach is a research fellow at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies and has been an honorary professor at Philipps-Universität Marburg since 2018. With her team, she researches the consequences and interactions between violence and political institutions, particularly in the context of post-conflict societies. The focus is on different perspectives on and understandings of peace, institutions of conflict transformation, changes in violence, and especially their significance for women and youth.
Geographic research focus is Latin America, especially Colombia and El Salvador, as well as selected countries in the MENA region and Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Vita

    Since 06/2018: Honorary professorship at the Philipps-University Marburg

    06/2018 - 01/2019: Acting Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

    09/2006 - 10/2008: Senior Researcher DSF-Project "Societal and political Fractures after War: Youth Violence in Cambodia and Guatemala", INEF, University Duisburg-Essen.

    Since 1993: Senior Researcher of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, research interests: peace and conflict, security policies, youth Regional focus Central America, Andean Region.

    Since 1992: Independent Consultant (among others for the Foreign Ministry, Minis-try of Development Cooperation, GTZ, Bertelsmann Transformation Index).

    1991: PhD in Political Science, University of Hamburg.

    1990 - 1992: Researcher at the Research Center on Wars, Armament and Development, University of Hamburg.

    1987 - 1990: Researcher at the Institute of Political Science University of Hamburg (Prof. Dr. K.J. Gantzel), Coordination of the Research Group on Cau-ses of War.

    1987: Researcher at the Institute for Iberoamerican Studies, Hamburg (July - September)

    Education: Studies in Political Science, Spanish, Contemporary History in Madrid, Erlangen, Sevilla and Hamburg

  • Research

    Postwar Societies
    Violence and Social change

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