University of Cologne, Germany
The Center brings research expertise together at the University of Cologne in relation to Africa, Asia and, Latin America, promoting interdisciplinary cooperation among leading researchers in Germany and internationally.
Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig - AEGIS Plenary Representative
Global South Studies Center
Tel: +49 (0)221/470-5623
Fax: +49 (0)221/470-5117
The GSSC has a broad research profile that includes numerous departments, institutes, and research units among them the Institute of Geography, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Department of History, Linguistics and Literary Studies, Regional Studies, Islamic Studies, Modern Chinese Studies, and African Studies. The outstanding status of research conducted by members of the GSSC is confirmed by renowned awards, prizes, and grants. Particularly noteworthy here, among others, are the 2021 ERC Advanced Grant, Europe’s most important promotional award to Michael Bollig, the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2019 - the most important award for young academics in Germany - which has been awarded to Stefanie Gänger (Department of History), the Leibniz Prize 2017 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) awarded to Anne Storch (Institute for African Studies), the Leo-Spitzer-Prize awarded to Michael Bollig (Social and Cultural Anthropology), the University Prize in the category “Research” awarded to Barbara Potthast (Iberian and Latin American History), as well as the successful founding of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC), “Future Rural Africa.
Further Information on teaching focus and programmes at the University of Cologne’s Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology can be found here.