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Research Projects

VW - Research Unit

VW - Research Unit "The Production and Reproduction of Social Inequalities"

Global contexts and concepts of labour exploitation

Support: Volkswagen Foundation

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican
Staff: Dr. Jonathan Ngeh, Ulrike Wesch, M.A.
Website: https://socialinequalities.uni-koeln.de/

Duration:
Funding Phase: 2020-2024 (48 month) | Budget 1.258.900 €

SFB/TR 228 - Future Rural Africa

SFB/TR 228 - Future Rural Africa

Future-Making and Social-Ecological Transformation (Collaborative Research Centre SFB TR 228)

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Bonn, Dep. of Geography

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig, Prof. Dr. Detlef Müller-Mahn, University of Bonn

Website: www.crc228.de

Duration
Funding Phase: 2018-2022 (4 years) | Budget: ca. 9 Mio €

SFB TR 228  | A04 Future Conservation

SFB TR 228 | A04 Future Conservation

Towards an African Eden? Shifting bio-cultural frontiers and the (re)coupling of social-ecological relations in the conservation areas

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Hauke-Peter Vehrs, M.A., Lacan, Léa M.A.
Website: https://www.crc228.de/projects/project_a04/

Duration
Funding Phase: 2018-2022 (4 years) | Budget Sub-Project: 485.100 €

SFB 1187 | B04 Digital Publics and Social Transformation in the Maghreb

SFB 1187 | B04 Digital Publics and Social Transformation in the Maghreb

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Siegen

Project management: Prof. Dr. Martin Zillinger, Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf, Dr. Markus Rohde
Staff: Dr.Nina ter Laan, Simon Holdermann, Konstantin Aal, Dr. Peter Tolmie, Sara Rüller
Website: https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/en/projects/b04/

Duration
Funding Phase: since 2016

Emmy Noether Program | DELTA

Emmy Noether Program | DELTA

Volatile Waters and the Hydrosocial Anthropocene in Major River Deltas

Support: Emmy Noether Program of the German Research Association

Project management: Dr. Franz Krause
Staff: Benoit Ivars, Nora Horisberger,
Website: http://delta.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/

Duration
Funding phase: 2016-2021 (60 months); Budget: 1.358.375 €

Future-Making, Environmental Change and Socio-economic Transformations in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Future-Making, Environmental Change and Socio-economic Transformations in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project management: Dr. Michaela Haug
Staff: David Meschede, M.A.,
Website: http://futuremakingkalimantan.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/41490.html?&L=1

Duration:
Funding Phase: 2019-2022 (36 months) | Budget: 226.830 €

Processes of rapid and profound social and environmental change characterize the remaining rainforest areas of Indonesia. We explore these transformations as manifestations of future making und place the aspirations of local actors at centre stage. Future making refers to the ways in which visions and expectations of the future inform action in the present und how consequently the future is produced in the present.

Taking East Kalimantan as a point of departure, we study practices of future making in an interplay of numerous actors, various interests, and institutional settings linked across manifold scales. We explore diverse visions of the future and values linked to aspirations for a “better” life. Furthermore, we investigate how visions of the future are expressed, in which temporal and spatial frames of reference they are placed and how they are translated into practice.

NamTip: Social and Cultural Implications of Desertification Tipping Points in the Namibian East Communal Rangelands

NamTip: Social and Cultural Implications of Desertification Tipping Points in the Namibian East Communal Rangelands

Sub-Project 3 of BioTip. Understanding and Managing Desertification Tipping Points in Dryland Social-Ecological Systems

Support: BMBF

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig, Dr. Diego Menestrey Schwieger

Website: https://www.namtip.uni-bonn.de/

Duration
Funding Phase: 2019-2022 (36 months) | Budget Sub-Project: 333.366 €

Completed

Chinese Immigration Law and Policy

Chinese Immigration Law and Policy

Perspectives of lawmakers, administrators and immigrants

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican, Prof. Dr. Björn Ahl
Staff: Jasper Habicht, M.A., Lai Pik Chan, M.A.,
Website: https://immigrantchina.net/

Duration
Funding phase: 2015-2019; Budget: 333.500 €

Further information:
http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/258454708
http://www.michaela-pelican.com/research_migration.php#China-immigration

Gender, (In-)Equality and Economic Change

Gender, (In-)Equality and Economic Change

The Impacts of Economic Transformations on Gender Relations among the Dayak Benuaq in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Support: Fritz Thyssen Foundation (travel grant)

Project management: Dr. Michaela Haug

Website: http://ethnologie.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/content.php?kid=79

Duration
2016 - 2019
Field work from July 2016 until April 2017; Budget: 20.324 €

UoC Forum - CHINA global - Ideas, Values, Practices

UoC Forum - CHINA global - Ideas, Values, Practices

Support: German Excellence Initiative | Excellent Research Support Program (ERSP) | UoC

Project management: Prof. Dr. Susanne Brandtstädter, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Hinsch
Staff: Amtul Shaheen M.A.
Website: china-global.uni-koeln.de

Duration
1. Funding phase: 2017-2018; Budget: 79.450 €
2. Fundig phase:  2019

UoC Forum - Ethnicity as a political resource

UoC Forum - Ethnicity as a political resource

Perspectives from Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe

Support: Excellent Research Support Programme, University of Cologne

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican, Dr. Albert Manke
Staff: Dr. Sarah Albiez-Wieck, Anja Becker, PD Dr. Mario Krämer, Dr. Antonio Sáez-Arance, Dr. Tobias Schwarz, Sofie Steinberger
Website: http://ethnicity-forum.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/index.php?id=19237

Duration
Funding Phase: 2013-2016, EUR 167,000

Home, Boundaries, and Translocal Connectedness in Russia’s Exclave of Kaliningrad

Home, Boundaries, and Translocal Connectedness in Russia’s Exclave of Kaliningrad

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project management: Dr. Rita Sanders

Duration
Funding phase: 2016-2018 (36 months); Budget: 307.292 €

LINGS – Local Institutions in Globalized Societies

LINGS – Local Institutions in Globalized Societies

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Hamburg, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Prof. Dr. M. Schnegg

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Dr. Diego Menestrey Schwieger, Thekla Kelbert, M.A.
Website: www.lings-net.de

Duration
1st funding phase 2010-2013 (36 months); Budget: 321.800 € (for subproject Cologne)
2nd funding phase 2014-2016 (36 months); Budget: 448.100 € (for subproject Cologne)
3rd funding phase 2016-2019; Budget: 448,100 € (for subproject Cologne)

ITN REAL – Resilience in East African Landscapes

ITN REAL – Resilience in East African Landscapes

Identifying critical thresholds and sustainable trajectories – past, present and future

Support: European Union
Cooperation Partners: Seven full participant research centers in Europe and nine international associate partners

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Dr. Eric Kioko,
Website: http://www.real-project.eu/

ESR 7: Turning conflict into coexistence: cross-cutting ties and institutions in the agro-pastoral borderlands of Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya. Researcher: Eric Mutisya Kioko


ESR 10: Negotiating land in a contested environment. Researcher: Marie Ladekjær Gravesen

Duration
Funding phase 2013-2017 (48 months)

Executive summary of project and sub-projects (pdf)

FOR 1501 RCR | B1 Violent Regulation and Social-Ecological Transformation of Wetland Ecosystems in East Africa

Project B1 of Research Unit 1501 "RReessiilliieennccee,, CCoollllaappssee aanndd RReeoorrggaanniizzaattiioonn in Social Ecological Systems of Africa’s Savannahs"

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Bonn

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Michael Odhiambo M.sc.
Website: http://resilience-research.de/index.php?id=11

Duration
1. Funding Phase 2010-2013 (36 months) | Budget Sub-Project: 111.881 €

FOR 1501 RCR | B3 Global Economic Influences and Local Labor Relations in the Reorganization of an Agro-Industrial Center

FOR 1501 RCR | B3 Global Economic Influences and Local Labor Relations in the Reorganization of an Agro-Industrial Center

Sub-Project B3 of Research Unit 1501 Resilience, Collapse and Reorganization in Social-Ecological Systems of East and South Africa’s Savannahs (RCR)

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Bonn

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Gerda Kuiper, M.A.
Website: http://resilience-research.de/index.php?id=22

Duration:
2. Funding Phase 2013-2016 (36 months) | Budjet Sub-Projekt: 154.900 €

FOR 1501 RCR | C3: In Search of Order: Institutional Change, Violent Regulation and Environmental Knowledge under Conditions of Rapid Social Ecological Change

FOR 1501 RCR | C3: In Search of Order: Institutional Change, Violent Regulation and Environmental Knowledge under Conditions of Rapid Social Ecological Change

Sub-Project C3 of Research Unit 1501 Resilience, Collapse and Reorganization in Social-Ecological Systems of East and South Africa’s Savannahs (RCR)

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Bonn

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Anja Becker, M.A., Hauke Vehrs, M.A.
Website: http://resilience-research.de/index.php?id=26

Duration
1. Funding Phase 2010-2013 (36 months) | Budget Sub-Project 394.000 €
2. Funding Phase 2013-2016 (36 months) | Budget Sub-Project 150.600 €