Dr. Annegret Kuhn

Research fellow

Westring 400, R. 04.37
Phone: 0431 880-1568
Telefax: +49 431 880-2483

Professional Career:

  • Since 08/2017: Postdoc at the Department of Political Science at the University of Kiel (research focus on international ocean governance).

  • 05/2017 – 07/2017: Public relations and project coordinator for the “Partnerschaft für Demokratie in Kiel” (municipal administration Kiel).

  • 09/2015 – 03/2017: Research collaboration with the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense). 

  • 02 /2015 – 07/2017: Associated research fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Hamburg) within the framework of a project of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation “War Economies and Postwar Crime.”

  • 06 / 2012 – 01 / 2015: Research fellow (Postdoc) at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Hamburg); research project: “A Dangerous Liaison? Ethnicity, Natural Resources and Civil Conflict Onset” (DFG)

  • June 2012: Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Hamburg; dissertation on “Dismantling the Oil-Conflict Link: Shifting the Focus on Contextual Conditions and Causal Mechanisms”

  • 04 / 2008 – 06 / 2008: Visiting researcher at the Policy Planning Staff of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin

  • 05 / 2007 – 12 / 2010: Research fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Hamburg); research project: “Is Resource Wealth a Risk Factor?” (DFG)

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

  • 2018: Large-scale Land Acquisitions and Violence in Post-war Societies, in: Third World Thematics (published online 04 April, 2018).
  • 2017: Explaining Ethnic Mobilization against Resource Extraction: How Collective Action Frames, Motives and Opportunities Interact, in: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism (accepted author version posted online 01 March, 2017). 
  • 2015: (with Jan Pierskalla): Indigenous Identity, Natural Resources and Contentious Politics in Bolivia: A Disaggregated Conflict Analysis 2000-2011, in: Comparative Political Studies, 48 (3): 301-332.
  • 2014: (with Basedau, Matthias, and Shabafrouz, Miriam): Drilling Deeper: A Systematic, Context-Sensitive Investigation of Causal Mechanisms in the Oil-Conflict, in: Journal of Development Studies
  • 2011: Oil in Venezuela: Triggering Conflicts or Ensuring Stability? A Historical Comparative Analysis, in: Politics & Policy 39:4.

Further publications:  

  • 2017: (with Aletta Mondré): Ocean Governance, in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 51-52/2017.
  • 2015: (with Almut Schilling-Vacaflor): Contentious State-Society Interactions over New Gas Projects. Lessons from Bolivia, in: Bert Hoffmann und Bettina Trueb (eds.): Social Protests and Democratic Responsiveness: Assessing Realities in Latin America and the EU. Hamburg: Hamburg University Press.
  • 2012: An Inescapable Curse? Resource Management, Violent Conflict, and Peacebuilding in the Niger Delta, in: Lujala, Päivi and Rustad, Siri Aas (eds.): High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. London: Earthscan.
  • 2011: (with Klaus Bodemer): Erdöl als Macht- und Legitimationsressource - das Beispiel Venezuela [Oil as a Resource of Power and Legitimation: the Example of Venezuela], in: Kappel, Robert and Basedau, Matthias (eds.): Machtquelle Erdöl. Baden-Baden: NOMOS.
  • 2011: (with Matthias Basedau): New Oil Finds in the Region – New Risks for the Region?, in: Fuelling the World – Failing the Region? Oil Governance and Development in Africa’s Gulf of

Research Interests:

  • Natural Resource Governance
  • Ocean Governance
  • International Organizations
  • Peace- and Conflict Studies
  • Indigenous Rights