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Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler

University of Freiburg
Arnold Bergstraesser Institute
Political Science
Rector's Fellow
April - September 2018


Andreas Mehler is director of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute and Professor of Political Science at Freiburg University since October 2015 after having served as director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs in Hamburg (2002-2015). He is co-editor (with Henning Melber) of the academic open access review Africa Spectrum. With various co-editors he has published the yearly Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara at Brill publishers (Leiden; 2005 - ongoing). He is member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of African Affairs, Critique Internationale, and International Area Studies Review. His research interests focus on power-sharing in peace processes and security production beyond the state. Mehler is founding member and member of the board of CrossArea. He has been board member of the German Association of African Studies (Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland, VAD; 2002-2016), member of the Board of AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdiscipilinary Studies; 2008-2016). Policy advice: He was member of the advisory council on conflict prevention for the Federal German Government (2013-15) and is member of the Africa Consultation Group at the German Foreign Office.


FRIAS Research Project

Rector’s fellowship. Building up MIASA (Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Ghana)