Coping strategies and conflict resolution in Atlantic societies

About this research field

This field of research includes phenomena of violence and peace processes, global human rights, interculturality and legal pluralism, religion and ethnicity as political resources.



  • Wuthering Waters: Maritime Working-Class Movements across the Atlantic, 1800-1900
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jana Gohrisch
    Led by: Hannah Pardey, Dr. des. (Englisches Seminar)
    Year: 2023
  • Criminal Landscapes: Imagining Wales in Contemporary Crime Narratives
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jana Gohrisch (English Seminar) and Prof. Dr. Ellen Grünkemeier (University of Bielefeld)
    Led by: Elena Ippendorf, M.A. (Englisches Seminar)
    Year: 2023
  • La influencia de las élites centroamericanas en las políticas fiscales y las desigualdades. Los casos de El Salvador, Costa Rica y Panamá, 2000-2019
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Led by: Esteban Arias, M.A. (Institut für Soziologie)
    Year: 2023
  • Dealing with Violence – Resolving Conflicts in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean
    International Conference
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald, Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky und Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Year: 2022
    Funding: VolkswagenStiftung
    © College of Law and Governmance Studies Addis Ababa University
  • Erwerbsstrategien und Wissensproduktion von Objekten der kolonialen Kamerun-Sammlung des Landesmuseums Hannover
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald | joint project: Provenance Research in Non-European Collection and Ethnography in Lower Saxony - PAESE
    Led by: Bianca Baumann, M.A. (Historisches Seminar)
    Year: 2022
    Funding: VolkswagenStiftung
  • The Literature of Post-Slavery: Imagining Agency after Abolition
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Jana Gohrisch
    Year: 2022
  • CALAS - Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies
    The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS) is an academic space dedicated to strengthening transdisciplinary and trans-regional academic cooperation in the Social Sciences and Humanities between Latin America and Germany.
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Year: 2022
    Funding: BMBF
    © Efrén Sandoval/CALAS
  • Anthropology and Contemporary Visual Arts from the Black Atlantic
    Between the Art Museum and the Ethnological Museum in the Global North, Summer Schools in Dakar, Senegal (March 2019), Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 2019) and Hannover (April 2020) / postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald
    Year: 2021
  • Networks of Exiles
    Networks of Exiles - Practices and Esthetics of the Transnational in Postrevolutionary Mexico of the 1920s to the 1940s The project aims to explore the role of exiles from Europe, Hispanic America and the Caribbean in the particular dynamics of political and cultural reconstitution in Mexico from the 1920s to the 1940s. It aims to investigate the diverse encounters and joint activities between exiles of different origins and Mexican artists, intellectuals and writers who understood the post-revolutionary consolidation phase under the presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas and Ávila Camacho as an opportunity for artistic experimentation and cultural re-location.
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Anja Bandau, Doerte Bischoff (Universität Hamburg)
    Year: 2020
    Funding: DFG
  • Dissertation: Fachkräfte für die Entwicklung. Fortbildungskooperationen zwischen Ghana und den beiden deutschen Staaten, 1956-1976
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Birthe Kundrus (Universität Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald (Secondary supervision)
    Led by: Jana Otto, M.A. (Historisches Seminar)
    Year: 2020
  • Territorio, Autonomía y Autodeterminación de las comunidades Mapuche. Una visión desde la palabra, la práctica y la legalidad
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Led by: Javier Lastra Bravo
    Year: 2020
  • Dissertation: „Afrikanische Initiativen zur Abolition an der Goldküste, 1841-1897. Die Einstellung lokaler Akteure zu Sklaverei und Sklavenhandel“
    Published as: "From Slavery and Freedom. African Abolition Initiatives on the Gold Coast (1841-1897)“ (Frankfurt/Main: Campus 2019) Supervision: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald, Prof. Dr. Jan-Georg Deutsch (†) (Universität Oxford)
    Led by: Dr. Steffen Runkel (Historisches Seminar)
    Year: 2019
    Funding: DFG (Verbundprojekt „Nach der Sklaverei. Die Karibik und Afrika im Vergleich“)
  • Dissertation: Neo-Extractivism and Social Inequalities in Ecuador
    Published as: Der Neo-Extraktivismus und die Bürgerrevolution: Rohstoffwirtschaft und soziale Ungleichheiten in Ecuador“ (Wiesbaden, Springer 2019) | Supervision: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Led by: Dr. des. Sebastian Matthes (Institut für Soziologie)
    Year: 2019
  • Symposium In/Visibility and Opacity: Cultural Productions by African and African Diasporic Women
    Recent decades have seen intensifying xenophobia, growing anti-immigration rhetoric, and more and more blatant forms of neoliberal racism in many civic societies around the globe; as part of this development, we observe that especially in popular culture and the mass media, women of Global South communities are often depicted as passive victims. Gender issues are presented in ways that allow the West to offer women the opportunity to be rescued from their oppressing “exotic” cultures. Such representations of gendered cultural markers lead to our investigation in regard to the African-descended women and cultural productions. The symposium’s focus will be on African and African Diasporic women’s experiences, contributions, and cultural productions in reciprocal relationship.
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Anja Bandau
    Year: 2019
    Funding: VWStiftung
    Duration: 10. bis 12. Juli 2019
  • Zerbrochene Ketten und zerbrochene Träume: Christliche Mission und die Transformation der Unfreiheit in Suriname, 1863-1900
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky, PD Dr. Ulrike Schmieder
    Led by: Wolf Behnsen, M.A., Historisches Seminar
    Year: 2018
    Funding: Graduiertenakademie der LUH - Reisemittel
  • Erinnerungen an die atlantische Sklaverei. Frankreich und Spanien, die französische Karibik und Kuba im Vergleich und im Kontext globaler Debatten um das Gedenken an Sklavenhandel und Sklaverei
    Based on the researcher's studies on slavery and postemancipation, especially on the French overseas department of Martinique and on formerly Spanish Cuba, the treatment of historical remains (plantations with the houses of the enslavers and accommodations of the enslaved) and the establishment of memorial sites (monuments and museums) in France and Spain, Martinique and Cuba are examined in the context of global debates on enslavement and remembering, apologising, compensating.
    Led by: PD Dr. Ulrike Schmieder
    Year: 2018
    Duration: 2018-2022
  • Dissertation: Social Housing, Spatial Segregation and Territorial Stigmatization in Brazil: The Case of the Conjunto IAPI, Belo Horizonte, c. 1940 ˗ 1973
    Published as: „Apartments for workers: Social housing, socio-spatial segregation and stigmatization in urban Brazil“ (Baden-Baden, Nomos 2018) | Supervision: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky, Prof. Luciana Andrade (Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brasilien)
    Led by: Dr. Mario Peters (Historisches Seminar)
    Year: 2017
  • TRUST - Transdisciplinary | rural and urban | spatial transformation
    TRUST aims to concentrate the research activities in the field of spatial transformation, to build up an interdisciplinary network, and to be a partner of choice for society, industry, public administration and politics; thus continuing the long tradition of spatial research at the Leibniz University Hannover.
    Team: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald, PD Dr. Ulrike Schmieder, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert & Dr. Hinnerk Onken
    Year: 2016
    © Isabel Winarsch für VolkswagenStiftung
  • ConnecCaribbean / Connected Worlds: The Caribbean. Origin of the Modern World
    Issues that shaped the Atlantic World since 1492 are addressed in this research project: trade and slave system, race, racism, imperial policies, resistances, circulation of knowledge, images, representations in and of the Caribbean, and development models.
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky
    Team: PD Dr. Ulrike Schmieder und Natascha Rempel, M.A. & Vanessa Ohlraun, M.A
    Year: 2016
    Funding: EU Horizon 2020/Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Grant
    Duration: 2019 - 2024
    © ConnecCaribbean - Connected Worlds
  • Dissertation: „Die Familie als (anti-)koloniale Metonymie: Jamaika und Südafrika in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. (The Family as Anti-Colonial Metonymy: Jamaica and South Africa in the First Half of the Twentieth Century)“
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jana Gohrisch
    Led by: Henning Marquardt (Englisches Seminar)
    Year: 2014
  • Dissertation: Breaking the Silence: South African Representations of HIV/AIDS
    Published as: „Breaking the silence: South African representations of HIV/AIDS“ (London, Currey 2013) | Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jana Gohrisch
    Led by: Dr. Ellen Grünkemeier (Englisches Seminar)
    Year: 2013
  • Knowledge for Tomorrow: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities in Sub Saharan and North Africa
    The project “Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa” opens the possibility for research partnerships between German and African researches. At the same time, it promotes high-ranking humanists and social scientists on their way to a professorship and supports them in building international partnerships and academic networks. Furthermore, this project contributes to the education of young scientists and to the capacity building at African universities.
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald
    Team: Rahel Kühne-Thies, M.A., Afrikanische Geschichte, Historisches Seminar und Petra Rothenhäuser, Verwaltung, Historisches Seminar
    Year: 2013
    Funding: VolkswagenStiftung
    Duration: 2013 - 2022
    © Knowledge for Tomorrow
  • Ethnicity, Citizenship and Belonging and their interaction with other categories of difference
    research grant
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Year: 2010
    Funding: BMBF
    Duration: 2010-2014
  • Afro-American Missionaries and Settlers in West Africa
    Part of the joint project "After Slavery - Comparing the Caribbean and Africa".
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Katja Füllberg-Stolberg
    Year: 2010
    Funding: DFG
    Duration: 2010-2013